Born in Hollola, Finland 1981 | Lives and works in Helsinki
Jenni Hiltunen creates in her paintings an intensive narration, where worldview is defined outside the margins. Hiltunen avoids strict categorization: she builds the moments, moods and situations of the present utilizing topics collected from international fashion blogs and ads. She exaggerates without over-moralizing. Her attitude is more reflective than declarative.
In her paintings, Hiltunen seeks the space where indeterminate yearning and absurdity combine into paradox. But her works are not pessimistic. Her primary standing point lies in picturesqueness and the joy of painting. The artist’s bold brush strokes and intense colors create contrasts that represent today’s pace of life and values in the perfect manner.
Hiltunen graduated from the Turku Arts Academy in 2004 and the Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. She achieved notoriety through her original style of combining painting with video. In recent years, she has held several solo exhibitions and has participated actively in group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. Her work is represented in the State Art Collection, Finnish Art Association and in a number of private collections.
Galerie Forsblom has been representing Jenni Hiltunen since 2010.
Image: Paavo Lehtonen