Johanna Lumme | Onkalo

MediumOil on linen
Size61 x 50 cm




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Additional information


Material 2



Size 2

M (Ø 30 – 70cm)



Johanna Lumme is a visual artist and illustrator (b.1990), who works mainly with painting and drawing. As an artist, she focuses on depicting the sensitive nature of the north and the experientiality of the relationship with nature. Her works have previously been exhibited in private exhibitions in Helsinki and through the Lapland artists’ association in Äkäslompolo. Lumme has participated in joint exhibitions in Finland, most recently in the visual art competition for young artists at Art Center Salmela. Abroad, her works have been presented in Estonia, Germany and Sweden. Lumme graduated with a master’s degree in art from Aalto University, School of Arts and Design.

“Lokal’s Versot exhibition features paintings from the ‘Juurella’ series, in which I look at the bottom of the forest, the undergrowth, the roots. Are there directions, what about beginnings and ends? Or is only constant change and cyclicality certain? The series of works in the exhibition began in the landscapes of a North Karelian childhood. When it gets quiet by a familiar nearby forest, I sit down to observe myself. I recognise the weave and the invisible network that binds everything present together. The forest becomes an extension of my body, where my Self is wrapped in the pulsating veins of the rhizomes of the trees. I’m thinking of memories that are attached to their surroundings as a tense tangle. In the forest I am inside, I am a part, I am connected. Here, matter is in constant circulation, when something ends, something new begins, and eventually we all become one another.”

Johanna Lumme