Design House IDOLI gallery presents the experience of Finnish art and design, truly brought to life amidst the tranquility of nature.
Time and timelessness, eternity and the present moment, all meet in the middle of the wilderness. Here is where tradition, materials, and a respect for minimalist aesthetics are at one with their environment.
This exhibition is a unique experience which allows nature to openly connect with Finnish art and design. In the bosom of the quiet wilderness, you can now be a part of this magnificent connection.
MAARIA MÄRKÄLÄ (born in 1964) has been in the top of Finnish contemporary visual artists hot list for many years. Her strong colourist and expressionistic paintings reflect ie. vivid nature experiences. The paintings are abstract, but the artist provides the audience with clues to discover the subject they represent.
Märkälä’s painting style and the usage of colours are bold, one could even say: delicious.
JUSSI NIVA, born in Lapland and based in Berlin, has received international attention and achieved great success as a visual artist. Currently exhibiting at the Helsinki Galerie Forsblom, his art may also be admired at the north IDOLI gallery.
The visual dynamism of Niva’s work incites a dialogue of the polarity between sensitivity and power. The viewer is left with a feeling of undulation and questioning. To art historians, Niva’s expression proves to be an inexhaustible source for analyzation of the microcosms of the modern art continuum.
Design House IDOLI is built from log and natural stone from Lapland. Within contains an exhibition, point of sale, and gourmet gallery which is complemented by eye-popping scenery from the HELMI glass teepee.