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17.-22.1. Jere Suontausta: Imponderabilia

Exhibition opening:

Tue 17.1. 17:00-21:00

Opening hours:

Wed-Sat 12:00-20:00 Sun 12:00-18:00

Imponderabilia is an exhibition’s worth of artworks, a viewpoint and an artistic practice. On display are sculptural light art works that share a common non-rational artistic process, consisting of happy accidents, some found materials and heaps of stumbling-upon. Exhibited works have been made during 2022 and 2023.

Imponderabilia examines non-understanding and presents certain moments as still images and objects, compressed from the ever-emergent processes. As the stream of possibilities flows, every now and then an artwork may surface, or get caught into a rake that just happened to be there. “Maybe the inability to fully comprehend the birth of an idea is, in the end, what makes it endlessly inspiring. It might not be entirely wise to declare that understanding, by itself, would be somehow categorically harmful – but to be able to put it aside, to successfully evade the process of understanding and focus on embracing irrationality instead would seem to introduce us to someone we didn’t know was possible to meet in the first place.” Jere Suontausta (b. 1994) is a multisensorially working artist based in Helsinki. In his practice he prefers to embrace both intuition and serendipity, taking often a rather non-rational approach to pottering around with found materials and light. Echoes of introverted fantasies, subconscious longing for the cosmic, kinetic charm and synaesthesia shape the experience of his works.

Suontausta declares his artistic aspiration to be pursuing something otherworldly by means of combining familiar and unknown in peculiar ways. The artworks are moments of dead matter transcending its redundancy. Suontausta graduated as Master of Arts in 2020 from the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Degree Programme in Lighting Design and is a member of The Finnish Light Art Society FLASH.


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