Andreas Behn-Eschenburg | Into the Volcano

MediumOil on paper
Size21 x 30 x 2,6 cm




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Material 2



Size 2

S (Ø < 30cm)



Andreas Behn Eschenburg was born in Switzerland, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He studied Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art and received a Master in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki. In his work he plays with figurative and abstract elements to create a visual language. Daydreams, desires and memories find their way into his work. Individual works reflect on these influences, but also function as pointers to a narrative or an idea. 

The artworks are a window into those ideas but only reveal a small part of what happens. The paintings reflect on the conditions around them but perhaps go a bit further and are glimpses of dreams and memories of past moments that belong to the fabric in which they begin to exist. They aim to visualise a network to which they belong and the relationship to one another, while also reflecting on Behn Eschenburgs’ experiences. Sometimes a work functions as a counterweight to another piece; like an accent or a comma it creates an order in what is presented. Other artworks are openers that introduce the viewer to a place or an idea. Behn Eschenburg wants to present his work to the viewer in a way a poem functions to its reader and leaves them with perhaps ambiguity, a feeling or something newly discovered, instead of a precise explanation of the object in front of them.

Andreas Behn-Eschenburg