Juan Kasari

Recent


2018
Solo Exhibition at
Muu Gallery
Helsinki Finland


2017

Group show at
Abrons Arts Center
New York
curator Xavier Acarin




2016

Solo Exhibition at
Sinne Gallery
Helsinki Finland


"Press release"

For his exhibition at Sinne Juan Kasari has had built a multi-coloured, site-specific installation based on light and colour. The work consists of non-figurative sculptural modules, watercolours, photographs, natural and artificial light, as well as moving images. Kasari’s aim is to create a slow, calm space where we can get away from the pulse of the city and everyday life. The abstract installation offers an opportunity to come to a standstill, to unwind, and allows room for thought and reflection. It encourages visitors to move around freely in the space, amid layers of colour and light
Curator Markus Åstrom

 


Curator Aura Seikkula
00130Gallery Booth


2015


Finnish
Cultural Foundation
working grant
years 2014 and 2015


 


Private exhibition at
Peri Photograph Center Turku


 

2014




Swab contemporary art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
00130Gallery Helsinki
Booth

2013




Art Copenhagen 2013. Contemporary art Fair,
Copenhagen, Denmark
00130Gallery Helsinki
Booth

Photographic works 2011-2013
Book
release published by
00130Gallery Helsinki

Solo exhibition
Gallery Jangva
Helsinki Finland




2012

Solo exhibition at
Hippolyte Gallery
Helsinki
Finland






valoKuVa group show at
Exhibition laboratory, Helsinki
Finland
curator Marko Vuokola



Solo.exhibition
Kuvataideakatemian galleria,
(Academy of fine arts Helsinki)
Helsinki
Finland


Exhibition with
Jonna Johansson
(Temporary Space project)
00130Gallery Project Room,
Helsinki
Finland


2011


"Imagined Communities"

Gallery Project Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Curator Christopher Lee



About

Juan Kasari

Juan Kasari (b.1974), a MFA from the Academy of fine arts, Time and Space Arts study programme, is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki. His works have recently been shown at Sinne gallery, Photographic gallery Hippolyte and MUU Gallery in Helsinki, as well as several group exhibitions and contemporary art fairs in Finland and Abroad.

As an artist Juan Kasari is interested in stretching the concept of a photograph and breaking it’s texture with experimental substances. In his works, Kasari combines epoxy lacquer and pure pigment to achieve digital effects. He also uses digital and numeric means in making of the images.

For example
In the series Broken image Kasari dismantles digital image material into fragments and alters the digital code at times randomly, at times in a closely measured way. The project started by a coincidence and serves as an example of how an artist can use scientific means and equipment wrong. The files on a hard drive were damaged and restored by an image-repairing software. The resulting images were nevertheless completely different from the original ones. The software claimed to have used the right coding and repairing measures. This started a chain of notions about the original form of an image and of how, and what an image truly is.

And In the work Spectroscope Juan Kasari has photographed white light through three prism glasses and a Spectroscope device. A spectroscope is used to measure properties of light over a specific portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The whole project is a sort of restoration of harmony into a broken worldview. The character of the works and their processes seem slow, even meditative.

Susan Mäkinen, 00130Gallery

 

 




 

Filters - reference to a film
Diasec/2014