Artcenter Ahjo, Hiili-space: Aulis Harmaala
Aulis Harmaala: "Flowers for a dead cat's grave"
Aulis Harmaala's exhibition features oil paintings, an autofictional cartoon story and a shamanistic wood sculpture installation. The exhibition is a treatise on the artist's relationship with cats. In the works, the cat is the main character and a bystander. With the cat, the artist's personal life experiences and changes in the world are sidelined. Some kind of cat myth is being built in a mystical wood sculpture. It contains the last butt of the artist's cat as a memory.
Visual artist Aulis Harmaala lives in Espoo. He was born in 1966. He graduated with a master's degree in art from Aalto University in 2011. In recent years, Harmaala's works have been oil paintings and installations. The themes of the exhibitions often include experiences related to personal life and social issues.