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Coming Soon: Swiss Art Expo

International contemporary art exhibition Swiss Art Expo will be presented in the Event Hall of the Central Railway Station of Zürich from 24th to 28th August, 2022. The show uses latest digital technologies to display art.

There are about 80,000 passers-by in the SBB Event Hall every day. The show happens directly under the sculpture L’ange protecteur / Guardian Angel, by Niki de Saint Phalle, hanging high above the Haupthalle.

The Madonna of Vegetation, 2022, by artist Ulla Karttunen (a few details here under) will be seen on digital display of the show.

Madonna of Vegetation, 2022 (a detail) of Ulla Karttunen, digital painting, pigment on acrylic and aluminium / Finnish contemporary art / digital art / multidisciplinary artists Finland / digitaalinen taiteilija Ulla Karttunen / suomalainen nykytaide / suomalaiset nykytaiteilijat / esoteerinen taide / esoteric art
Madonna of Vegetation, 2022 (a detail) of Ulla Karttunen, digital painting, pigment on acrylic and aluminium / Finnish contemporary art / digital art / multidisciplinary artists Finland / digitaalinen taiteilija Ulla Karttunen / suomalainen nykytaide / suomalaiset nykytaiteilijat / esoteerinen taide / esoteric art

More metaphysical milk from Venice

The Venice Biennale 2022 includes also interesting historical reviews. The exhibition The Witch’s Cradle (Central Pavilion, Giardini) offers fine collection from important female surrealists and mystics, including Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning, Claude Cahun, Ithell Colquhoun, Jane Graverol, Leonora Carrington, Edith Rimmington. More light to magical or metaphysical realities can be found from the exhibition Surrealism and Magic in The Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Jane Graverol: Last Pleasure, 1962
Ithell Colquhoun: …A Visitation…, 1944
Edith Rimmington: The Decoy, 1948
A page from Leonora Carrington’s book Milk of Dreams. It is said to be a book ”that opens the imagination” (The New York Review of Books, 16 May 2017)
Ulla Karttunen: Pray For A New Spring, 2022, digital painting, pigment on aluminium and acrylic, diasec, 90 x 130 cm, first display at Tana Galleru, during The Venice Biennale 2022. Digital & multidisciplinary artists Finland contemporary art / suomalainen nykytaide / nykytaiteilijat / digitaalinen taide / esoteric contemporary art / esoteerinen taide
For a need of pastel magic / spiritual pinkissimo / a detail from Ulla Karttunen: Pray For A New Spring, 2022, digital painting, pigment on aluminium and acrylic

The Venice Biennale / Giardini & Arsenale & several other pavilions / 23 April – 27 November 2022 / Tue – Sun 11am – 7pm

Biennale Artbox Expo / Tana Art Space / Fondamenta de la Tana 2109 A / Venezia / 1 – 31 May 2022 / Tue – Sat 11am – 7pm


Besides the waters of Venice

Besides the waters of Venice, The Art Party of the exhibition Biennale Artbox Expo at Tana Art Space, was celebrated 14 May 2022 (images under).


Celestial Milkshakes from Venice

The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale is titled The Milk of Dreams. The show, curated by Cecilia Alemani, has been titled after the Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington’s absurdist book, published first in the 1950s.

One work in Venice which is also made, if not from milk, at least from melting ice creams, is Pray For A New Spring, 2022 by Ulla Karttunen. The work is on digital display at Tana Art Space.  

In addition to the official parts of La Biennale di Venezia in Giardini and Arsenale, there are, as always, many accompanying exhibitions, Biennale Artbox Expo at Tana Art Space belonging to these.

Ulla Karttunen: Pray For A New Spring, 2022, digital painting, pigment on aluminium and acrylic, diasec, 90 x 130 cm, first display at Biennale Artbox Expo, Venezia 2022. Digital & multidisciplinary artists Finland contemporary art / suomalainen nykytaide / nykytaiteilijat / digitaalinen taide
Ulla Karttunen: Pray For A New Spring, 2022, digital painting, pigment on aluminium and acrylic, diasec, 90 x 130 cm

The Venice Biennale, Giardini-Arsenale 23.04.-27.11.2022

Biennale Artbox Expo, Tana Art Space 1-31.05.2022


Against Marginalization, Pro Equality

Femina - 2022, exhibition poster, image: digital painting by artist Ulla Karttunen / digital art Finland / digitaalinen taide Suomi / suomalainen nykytaide / näyttelyjulisteen kuva, taiteilija Ulla Karttunen

Exhibition Femina – 2022 has opened. Ulla Karttunen’s artwork named Non-Booked Face is showcased at the show, organized by Gallerium and powered by @Biafarin platform. 

The international exhibition Femina – 2022 focuses on gender equality, women’s freedom and rights and violence against women. The show opened at International Women’s Day, March 8, and continues until April 8, 2022. To learn more, please visit: https://www.gallerium.art/femina-2022?AW=AW127136226

Ulla Karttunen: Non-Booked Face, 2018, digital painting, pigment on acrylic and aluminium, diasec, 120 x 90 cm / multidisciplinary & digital art Finland / monialainen & digitaalinen taide Suomi / suomalainen nykytaide / kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttunen
Ulla Karttunen: Non-Booked Face, 2018, digital painting, pigment on acrylic and aluminium, diasec, 120 x 90 cm 

Description of the theme of the work: Against the exclusion and marginalization of women; against the erasure of women from history, power, politics and culture. Another meaning: critique of contemporary narcissism in the age of digital culture; critique of the obsessional repetition of selfies, until headlessness.


Jeanne d’Arc, still in flames

The Red Night (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) I, by artist Ulla Karttunen / esoteric art Finland / Finnish digital & multidisciplinary artists / esoteerinen taide Suomi / mystikot / Punainen yö, digitaalinen maalaus, kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttunen
Ulla Karttunen: Red Night (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) I & II, 2018, pigment on acrylic and aluminium, diasec 124 x 82,6 cm
The Red Night (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) II, by artist Ulla Karttunen / esoteric art Finland / Finnish digital & multidisciplinary artists / esoteerinen taide Suomi / mystikot / Punainen yö, digitaalinen maalaus, kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttunen

The series Red Night (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) deals with the duality of visionary mystic’s passion. For a mystic her passion means a request for truth but also extreme suffering. One part of the strife is the conflict with community, or, exclusion. First death sentence, then birth of an adored saint, as was the case with Joan of Arc.

Red Night (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) III (2021), displayed at Urbanside Gallery, Zürich, untill 4 March 2022


Reds of Passion

digital painting by Finnish artist Ulla Karttunen / contemporary art Finland / esoteric art / digital art / Jeanne d’Arc / Joan of Arc
Ulla Karttunen: The Red Night (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) III, 2021, digital painting, pigment on acrylic+aluminium, diasec, 140 x 100 cm

A possibility to view recent shades of mystic’s passion at Urbanside Gallery, Zürich. The works of the Artbox.Project World 2.0 are shown digitally on the screens of the gallery from 1 February to 4 March 2022.

URBANSIDE gallery, Giessereistrasse 1, 8005 Zurich  Switzerland. Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 09h00 – 12h00 / 13h00 – 18h00.

Works are presented also at the art site Artsy.

Urbanside Gallery, Zürich


Parisian Reds

Once upon a time in Paris… reds, rouges, crimsons, scarlets, vermillions, magentas, rubies, roses, pinks. One month in Paris, working in Boudoir Rouge, Montmartre.

Ulla Karttunen: Seers are Blinded, 2005, artwork in Bougoir Rouge, the permanent place of the Bedroom Gallery Bathroom Gallery, BGBG, Paris
Bougoir Rouge, the permanent place of the Bedroom Gallery Bathroom Gallery, BGBG, Paris; art space established by Finnish artist Ulla Karttunen
night-time Montmartre, near Boudoir Rouge, the permanent place of the Bedroom Gallery Bathroom Gallery, BGBG, Paris; art space established by Finnish artist Ulla Karttunen
Artists’ Atelier 59 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, image by Ulla Karttunen
Ettore Sottsass: Grand Altare, 1969, exhibition at Centre Pompidou 2021, image by Ulla Karttunen
Maison Rose, Montmartre, near by the Bedroom Gallery Bathroom Gallery, BGBG, image by Ulla Karttunen
a detail of Georgia O’Keeffe's reds and pinks, at Centre Pompidou 2021 (image by Ulla Karttunen)
Ulla Karttunen: Lip Gloss in the Clouds, 2005, 112 x 80 cm, pigment print on canvas
Bougoir Rouge, the permanent place of the Bedroom Gallery Bathroom Gallery, BGBG, Paris; art space established by Finnish artist Ulla Karttunen

images from up to down: 1) Ulla Karttunen: Seers are Blinded, 2005, 112 x 80 cm, pigment print on canvas 2) reds in Boudoir Rouge 3) night-time Montmartre 4) Artists’ Atelier 59 Rue de Rivoli; 30 artists’ studios open to the public 5) Ettore Sottsass: Grand Altare, 1969, exhibition at Centre Pompidou 2021 6) Maison Rose, Montmartre 7) reds and pinks by Georgia O’Keeffe, at Centre Pompidou 2021 8) Ulla Karttunen: Red, 2005, 112 x 80 cm, pigment print on canvas 9) furniture just arrived to Boudoir Rouge: Seletti Lipstick chair, by Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari 10) Ulla Karttunen: Lip Gloss in the Clouds, 2005, 112 x 80 cm, pigment print on canvas 11) reds and pinks in Boudoir Rouge


Color in the Dark

mixed media work by artist Ulla Karttunen / Finnish multidisciplinary and digital artists / contemporary art Finland / digitaalinen taide Suomi
Strange Fruit, 2021, by Ulla Karttunen, mixed media combining digital painting & manual drawing with gemstones and neobaroque framing

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Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, presents the Christmas exhibition Color in the Dark. The exhibition is organised by The Helsinki Artists’ Association, HAA, and the theme is the main colors: blue, red, and yellow. The exhibition – showing a wide range of works by HAA’s member artists: e.g. paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics and photographs – operates on a take-away principle,  you can buy or lend works from the exhibition while the exhibition is running.

The Helsinki Artists’ Association advances the interests of its nearly 900 professional visual artist members based in Helsinki. Founded in 1967, HAA’s core activities include organizing exhibitions, art lending services, international operations, and education services in visual arts. HAA values sustainability, communality, professionalism, diversity, globality combining locality, and internationality as well as creative craziness, and it seeks to advance the availability and accessibility of the visual arts. 

Color in the Dark, from 17th December 2021 to 3rd January 2022

Gallery Katariina

Rikhardinkatu 1, 00130 Helsinki

Open Tue–Fri 11–17, Sat–Sun 12–16

(closed 24–26.12.2021, 31.12.21 and 1.1. 2022) 


Mystic Eyes in New York

The Eye of the Letter, digital painting by artist Ulla Karttunen, artwork presented 2021 at New York, White Space Chelsea / Finnish contemporary art / multidisciplinary & digital artists Finland / esoeric art / / nykytaide Suomi / esoteerinen taide / kuvataiteilija Ulla Karttunen
Ulla Karttunen: The Eye of the Letter, 2019, pigment on acrylic & aluminium, Diasec, 120×120 cm

Digital painting The Eye of the Letter was shown in this autumn at the gallery White Space Chelsea, New York, at an exhibition and video presentation called City of New York Award  / Premio Città di New York – Italian New York Artexpo, organised by the Italian curator Leonarda Zappulla.

The artwork was first seen at an art biennial in Rio de Janeiro in spring 2019.

White Space Chelsea, New York, City of New York Award 2021, artists included in presentation Finnish multidisciplinary digital artist Ulla Karttunen

White Space Chelsea is situated in 555 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001, USA