Galerie Anhava is delighted to announce the representation of Finnish artist Jussi Niva (born 1966 in Pello).
The spatial experience of Jussi Niva’s painting cannot be fixed to any single cognitive or experiential point. Instead, the works are loaded with elements that lead to fracture, such as acute angles where the surface of the painting takes a surprising turn.
“I am currently painting two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional objects in parallel, because I want to detach the experience of three-dimensionality from the ‘modelled form’ and link it instead to the surface of the painting. The three-dimensional works are interventions of sorts, they thrust into the space but conversely they also project space.”
Jussi Niva graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. In recent years, he has participated in various exhibitions, including “Offspace, Zsófi Barabás – Jussi Niva”, Gallery Faur Zsófi in Budapest (2018); “Ich bin ein Riss, ich will durch Wände gehen”, Salon Wahlmann in Berlin (2018); “Two-Way Ahead, Jussi Niva – Juri Markkula”, Hanaholmen Gallery in Espoo (2018); “Killing Me Softly, Works from the Miettinen Collection”, Salon Dahlmann in Berlin (2018); “Imaginary Meeting”, Rovaniemi Art Museum Korundi in Rovaniemi (2018) and “Dreamaholic – Art from Finland”, Miettinen Collection, Weseburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen (2017).
In 2009, Niva was awarded the William Thuring Prize. His works are included in Finnish and Swedish public collections, among others, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, the Saastamoinen Foundation, the Finnish State Art Collection, Malmö Art Museum and the Swedish National Public Art Council, as well as in numerous private collections in Finland and abroad.
Jussi Niva’s solo exhibition will be held in Galerie Anhava in January 2020.