HENNI ALFTAN | Heat

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HENNI ALFTAN
Heat, 2015
Oil on canvas
39 3/8 x 2 x 31 5/8 in. (unframed)

$18,000

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Henni Alftan (b. 1979) is a Helsinki-born, Paris-based painter, who creates pictures based on a complex process of observation and deduction. Working in figuration but rejecting a narrative dimension, Alftan’s compositions use the tight framing of close-range photography to explore the similarities between painting and image-making. “I paint pictures,” Alftan says, and “painting and picture often imitate each other.” Inviting viewers to consider the history, materiality, and objecthood of painting, Alftan’s vignettes represent a fragmented vision of the real and address pictorial issues such as color, surface, flatness, depth, pattern, texture, and framing devices. Alftan’s work is represented in the public collections of the Helsinki Art Museum; the Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki; and the Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa; among others. Recent exhibitions include Studiolo, Milan (2019); TM-Galleria, Helsinki (2018); and Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver (2017). This summer, Alftan will present her first solo exhibition in the US at Karma, New York.
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