TIME AND ETERNITY
Kuutti Lavonen’s 60th anniversary exhibition presents the artist’s latest works alongside those he considers important from earlier years. The exhibition thus offers an intricate blend of cultural and art history with the personal and experienced. Renaissance and baroque themes drawn from classical and Christian times are reflected and reinterpreted in Lavonen’s work. In the psychologically finely-tuned works, the artist reflects on himself and his relationship to tradition and continuity.
The exhibition includes Lavonen’s graphic works, as well as his paintings and drawings. Drawing lies at the heart of this technically versatile artist’s works and forms the essence of his method. The works on show are from Finnish public and private collections, as well as those of the artist and the Didrichsen Art Museum.