1981 · Finland
By building moments, moods, and situations steeped in intensive narration, Jenni Hiltunen manages to avoid strict categorizations with her paintings. By utilising topics taken from international fashion blogs and advertisements, Hiltunen is able to exaggerate her themes with nuance, her work is reflective rather than declarative. Combining yearning with absurdity, her paintings illustrate the paradox in which we live through bold colours and intense brush strokes.
Born in Hollola, Finland in 1981, Hiltunen graduated from the Turku Arts Academy in 2004 and the Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. She currently lives and works in Helsinki.
Jenni Hiltunen has enjoyed successful exhibitions both in Finland and overseas. She has held several solo and group exhibitions in cities such as London, New York, and Newcastle. Hiltunen’s work can be found in numerous private collections worldwide, as well as the public collections of the State Art Collection and the Finnish Art Association.