Emma Ainala
18 aug 202323 sep 2023

Emma Ainala: Pollen Nymph, 2023, Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Betalt indhold


We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery’s first solo exhibition with the Finnish artist Emma Ainala “Not All Flowers Are to be Trusted”.

We find ourselves in a colourful world with feminine figures, flowers in many shades and enigmatic hybrids that act in an almost hypnotic range between submission and assimilation. A myriad of psychological symbols and cultural-historical and mythological references unfold. The interiors and landscapes are lavish and rich in detail. Time is warped, bodies are sometimes detached from their respective heads, and we are at once in “Alice in Wonderland” and “Digi-Disney After Dark”, a contradictory scenic universe where everything seems spirited and alive.

Objectification is a recurring theme that is emphasized as the fundamental premise in “Not All Flowers Are to be Trusted”. This dogma exceeds her previous exhibitions. We see bodies that merge with and transform into lamps, sofas, and wallpaper. Elements from the exterior such as the sky, animals, angels, snakes, spiders and plants become actors in this theatrical drama. For example, a phenomenon that is evident in the work titled: “Would You Still Love Me, If I Were A Lamp?”

Emma Ainala, (b.1989), lives and works in Savonlinna, Finland and graduated from the Art Academy in Helsinki, in 2013. Significant solo and group exhibitions include CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen, (2022), Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland (2020), Finlandsinstitutets Gallery, Stockholm, (2020), Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland (2019), Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland (2017) and Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018).

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Emma Ainala
18 aug 202323 sep 2023


'Emma Ainala'