Emil Aaltonen museum

26.5.2019–11.8.2019

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

The Other Self - Paintings by Raimo Utriainen

Raimo Utriainen (1927–1994), the sculptor, is best known for his constructivist sculptures made of thin metal slats placed together in a mathematical style. The peaceful forms of his abstract works as well as their surfaces that vibrate in the light remind us of natural phenomena. They are not a copy of the visible, however, since they are based on forms and rhythms that exist underneath the surface as building blocks of the visible world.

There was also something else about Raimo Utriainen. While working on his most subtle sculptures, he also made large-scale paintings with powerful colours and gestures, often suggestively figurative. This was his way of expressing suppressed emotions that had no space in the ascetic minimalism of his sculptures.

The majority of the paintings were made in the 1980s, during the golden era of new expressive painting. Raimo Utriainen was acknowledged as one of the great reformers of modern Finnish sculpture. His canvases, which are both strong and delightful at the same time, sometimes even grotesque, prove that he was on the pulse of the times even when he was painting.

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Museum contact details

Emil Aaltonen museum
Mariankatu 40, 33200 Tampere

(03) 212 4551

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

3/2/0 €

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-18:00
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-16:00

1.6-31.8 open also Thursday 12-16.

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Raimo Utriainen, art, constructivism

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