Dedicated is the opening exhibition of SIC space and presentation of new works by Maija Luutonen. The exhibition marks also the publication of Maija Luutonen – Works, the latest installment in the A5 artist
book series by Napabooks.
Through her work, Maija Luutonen explores the space that is brought into existance in the paintings. The extent to which surfaces seem either transparent or covered depend on how far the viewer is willing
to see into the painting.
Part of the works are abstract or very minimalistic. A certain illusion of emptiness presents the viewer with an opportunity to see themselves in the works. The line between the tangible picture and the abstract
becomes blurred. Also the presence and the physicality of the painting, in addition to its features, are parts of the essence of the work.