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2021 Candidate Videos: Viggo Wallensköld

2021 Award Nominee Viggo Wallensköld

“When a create a painting, it somehow entails a world – with the human figure and their environment. I want to create a space within the painting that somehow holds the energy belonging to that particular space that the figure is supposed to inhabit. ”

Viggo Wallensköld, artist

Viggo Wallensköld, depicts life’s absurdity through a series of fictional characters. Over the years, his works, which typically feature just one main character, have come together to form a cohesive entity, a universe all of their own, comprising a series of intertwining themes.

Candidate Exhibition 2021

ARS FENNICA 2021-exhibition opens at Hämeenlinna Art Museum on 15th October 2021.

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Foundation awards Finland’s most significant visual-art prize – 50,000 euros. The prize goes to an artist in recognition of individual artistic work of outstanding quality.

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