Jani Hänninen

Nobody Rides for Free, 2020
mixed media on canvas
121 x 109,5 cm

JANI HÄNNINEN creates crisp and delicious art. His paintings and drawings are insightful representations of pain, lunacy, social unsuccessfulness, intoxication, and other distressing feelings and moods. The energy of his works, their engaging characters and shapes, influenced by the traditions of street art, art history and popular culture, all contribute to a cohesive experience characterised by a sense of longing, playful levity, and furious intensity. The individual letters or short combinations of letters in the works function both as linguistic cues and as autonomous visual and linguistic forms that are important to the artist. 

Jani Hänninen (b. 1974, Helsinki) has held several solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions, e.g. at Gallery 21 in Malmö, Turku Art Museum, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Bourouina Gallery in Berlin, and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. His work is included in collections such as Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Malmö Art Museum, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Sara Hildén Art Museum and Tampere Art Museum. 2010 Hänninen won the William Thuring Grand Prize, and in 2014 he was shortlisted for the Carnegie Art Award.

Matematico, 2020
mixed media on canvas
71 x 66 cm

In private collection

Lupara Bianca, 2020
mixed media on canvas
76 x 66 cm

State Art Commission

Odd One Out
14 Jan – 7 Feb 2021
exhibition view

Odd One Out
14 Jan – 7 Feb 2021
exhibition view

Medical History, 2020
mixed media on canvas
130 x 130 cm

In private collection

Chinese Whisper, 2021
mixed media on canvas
91 x 91 cm

In private collection

Traffic Lights, 2018
mixed media on canvas
144,5 x 120,5 cm

In private collection

Tres Amigos, 2018
mixed media on canvas
120 x 120 cm

Call It a Day
1–25 Nov 2018

Soft Spoken, 2018
mixed media on canvas
115 x 84,5 cm

In private collection

Green Button, 2015
mixed media on canvas
Ø 90cm

Volcano 5, 2015
mixed media on canvas
140 x 140 cm

In private collection

Selection of available works. For the full list, please contact galerie(at)anhava.com

Pink Cloud, 2019
mixed media on canvas
81 x 80 cm

Visual Basic, 2021
mixed media on canvas
160 x 140 cm

Nobody Rides for Free, 2020
mixed media on canvas
121 x 109,5 cm

Off the Grid, 2018
mixed media on canvas
140 x 140 cm

Sky Above, 2020
mixed media on canvas
110 x 100 cm

New Start, 2021
mixed media on canvas
140,5 x 140,5 cm

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