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Tuukka Tammisaari is in his work refreshingly unorthodox. With great boldness and often with a pictorial world of berries, leaves and other organic formation known from nature he moves from quite small to mighty canvases and from images with a variety of colors and recognisable forms to a surprising reduction and simplicity.

In some ways it is as if we are facing a young painter's hymn to his time.

In 2013, the political scientist and author Jane Bennett wrote the essay "Vegetal life and onto Sympathy”. Bennett is contemplating how plants and plant life forms might make us rethink the notion of sympathy. She talks about how “the vegetality of humans and the vegetality of plants can somehow communicate”; how we can maybe learn from the plant within ourselves. In Bennet's interpretation there is no difference between man and what is around man. It is, in other words, the same substance, same matter, same materialism. Man is not exceptional. Everything has vitality.

"Explaining Nature" is the title of one of Tuukka Tammisaari's paintings. What do we see on the canvas? Which explanation are we offered ? Tammisaari's shapes, figurative as non-figurative, indulge, carry, embrace, touch, shield, reject, unfold. And they rot.

As an observer of wilderness his colour choices and brush strokes become a soulhaptic personification of Mother Nature's simple yet profoundly complex logic and primeval language.

He imitates the characters of the seasons, the rhythm of the day and the essence of the plants and reminds us of our kinship with vegetation and the connectedness with the living and organic around us.

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Art Rotterdam 2020
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Feb 5 – Feb 8, 2020
FACING CONCRETE
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Nov 30, 2018 – Jan 11, 2019
HARVEST / HØST
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Aug 17 – Sep 16, 2018
Teint
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Mar 9 – Apr 4, 2018
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Jan 6 – Jan 28, 2018
Dialogues
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Jan 6 – Jan 28, 2018
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Jan 6 – Jan 28, 2018
Whet Ya Whistle
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Aug 19 – Sep 24, 2017
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
May 19 – Jun 24, 2017
Dialogues
Group Exhibition
Galleri KANT · Copenhagen, DK
Feb 24 – Mar 25, 2017