I like to visit art exhibitions. It's great to see something inspirational - it can be beautiful, impressive or political, oe even a mixture of all these and actually much more as well. You don't necessarily need to like it and yet it can be good art.If it makes you feel something that's enough to call it good.
Had a chance to visit Pori Art Museum and see an exhibition, in fact, three different kind of exhibitions, but these pics are all from the main event. Hadn't heard anything of an Icelandic artist called Eggert Pétursson, but totally fell in love to his gourgeous paintings. When you look his paintings from a distance they look like abstract colour compositions but a closer look reveals landscapes of very precisely rendered flowers. His paintings are a fascinating blend of botanical accuracy and free painterliness.
This exhibition is called Flora and it showcases Eggert Pétursson's paintings from the early 1990s to the present. His most recent works from 2015 are now on show for the first time. The artist have planned the way every painting is displayed in this open space, meaning all the walls dividing the space and the height where the paintings are hung are decided by him.
The Flora exhibition is open at Pori Art Museum until August 28.
On Wednesdays there's a free 45min guided tour at 6pm. Highly recommended!
The other 2 exhibitions I saw there were "East Asian Video Frames: Shades of Urbanization", which I found impressive and absolutely worth seeing. "Fluxus ny" was also interesting and gave a new point of view to see art.
ps. I know - once again I got carried away and just kept adding pics here!
Almost forgot - there's also an arty cafe and an art shop in the Pori Art Museum.