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The exhibition year at the Alvar Aalto Museum kicks off with an exhibition on the work of the Tampere-based artist Lars Holmström (born 1949), entitled spatial functions. The exhibition discusses our understanding of space and the visual environment trough the medium of the visual arts.

On show in the exhibition are some of Holmström’s paintings and digital graphics. The works are derived from architectural environments, interior spaces which Holmström describes by emphasising the effects of lighting and the changing seasons on the environment as we ourselves experience it. For his paintings he has found inspiration in the works of the Bauhaus artist Lázló Moholy-Nagy. He calls some of his artistic works ‘tectonic’, as they are made up of different elements which can be taken apart and reassembled anew.

“I have always drawn on the built world for the ideas in my works. I hope that this exhibition will give people the opportunity to see and experience the perception of the creative process,” says Holmström.

The exhibition has been supported by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation.


spatial functions 21.1.-27.3.2011

In the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum

Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä, Finland

Open Tue-Sun 11-18

For more information:

Information Officer Mirkka Vidgrén

tel. + 358 (0)400 254 708