Based in: Helsinki
Finnish artist Johanna Kestilä creates visual works that dynamically combine movement and chance. Based in Helsinki, Kestilä is represented by Galleria G12 and the artist-run studio+gallery RIO11, drawing inspiration from people, raw feelings, and her surroundings.
Kestilä’s artworks are a reorganization of unfiltered emotions and mental automatisms. Her artistic practice pursues a rearrangement of uncontrolled mindsets, working in a slow and often discontinuous manner. The creative process highlights the need to give a visual shape to formless memories and sensations through different media. The artist combines pictures and painted textile elements, rearranging them in powerful compositions. The result is a memory-based and strongly material work, characterized by lively colors and organic forms. Kestilä’s artworks are all about choices, mistakes, continuity, and coincidences. Her art questions process first, rather than achievements.
Collections Featuring Johanna Kestilä