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27/02/2015

EXPO ‘Tarja Tuupanen: Marbles’ – Gallery Four, Göteborg (SE) – 27 Fevr.- 4 Avril 2015

Tarja Tuupanen : marbles

Opening: Friday Febuary 27th 17.00-21.00 

Lecture: Thursday February 26th, 16.00, HDK Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
The exhibition runs until April 4th

Tarja Tuupanen Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire stonepart 10 x 6 x 4-5 cm; length of the necklace: Photo: Lassi RinnoTarja Tuupanen Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire stonepart 10 x 6 x 4-5 cm; length of the necklace- Photo: Lassi Rinno

Tarja Tuupanen is a master of stone. Out of agate, granite, marble and quartz she brings out shapes that reveals the raw soul of the stone and tells its history. The work is a sensitive investigation and her love for the material is unmistakable.
The material has always been a raw block of stone, but recently Tuupanen has started to use ready-made marble tableware; a tacky candleholder or saltshaker from the 80s. Industrially made object triggers the creative process. The most interesting things in these stones are man made instead being natural; green stickers, tool marks, stains, wax. The tableware has been used and it has a history of its own with cultural references.
Tuupanen lives and works in Lappeenranta Finland. She has graduated as MFA in 2013 from Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. Tuupanen has exhibited internationally since 1998, the last solo exhibition was in 2012 in Gallery Ida, Tallinn, Estonia. She has been the chairwoman of Finnish Art Jewellery Association between 2005-2012.

Tarja Tuupanen Necklace from 2014 - marble  Tarja Tuupanen Necklaces from 2014 – marble

Tarja Tuupanen  - Brooch - ready made marble tableware, brassTarja Tuupanen  – Brooch – ready made marble tableware, brass

Broche en marbre de Tarja TuupanenBroche en marbre de Tarja Tuupanen

Tarja Tuupanen Necklace from 2014 - marble  Tarja Tuupanen  Necklace: Untitled, 2014 – Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire
stonepart 11 x 6,5 x 6,5-3,5 cm; length of the nec – Photo: Lassi Rinno

Tarja Tuupanen Necklace: Notions of skill, 2013 Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire stonepart: 9 x 8,5 x 6,5 cm; length of the necklac Photo: Lassi Rinno.Tarja Tuupanen Necklace: Notions of skill, 2013 Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire stonepart - length of the necklace 9 x 8,5 x 6,5 cm;  Photo: Lassi Rinno.

Tarja Tuupanen Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013 Ready made marble tableware, brass 16 x 6 x 1 cm Photo: Lassi RinnoTarja Tuupanen Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013 Ready made marble tableware, brass 16 x 6 x 1 cm Photo: Lassi Rinno

Tarja Tuupanen Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013 Ready made marble tableware, brass 16 x 6 x 1 cm Photo: Lassi RinnoTarja Tuupanen Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013

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