Culture / Society

Inside Eeva-Riitta Eerola's must-see 'Locus' exhibition at Helsinki Contemporary

By Susan Hansen

Photo: Jussi Tiainen

The pioneering Finnish artist Eeva-Riitta Eerola tells Vogue Scandinavia about the bold ambition behind 'Locus', her brand new exhibition at Helsinki Contemporary

Focusing on specific forms, artist Eeva-Riitta Eerola's new exhibition Locus encourages viewers to build their own language and to form interpretations of space and time. “It's important for me to work in means that are essential for a painting or means that you can only achieve through a painting,” she explains. “The medium is one of the topics of my work.”


Artists like Hugo Gerhard Simberg, René Magritte and others that operate in the symbolistic space caught Eerola’s eye. Growing up in Central Finland, a deep connection with her creative side was established early. “I was one of those children that are in their own mind, especially when I was drawing”, she recalls. “I was in this bubble, I had a strong sense of this inner world.”

eeva-riitta eerola

Photo: Ilkka Saastamoinen