Snow is delighted to present Stargazer by Camilla Mihkelsoo opening August 5, 2022 and running through August 25. Stargazer is Camilla Mihkelsoo’s first solo exhibition with Snow, and she is presenting a new body of work made specifically for the exhibition.
6 - 9 pm
Camilla Mihkelsoo's starting points for paintings are found in photographic images and also in her personal photo archives. She elevates the images by removing them from their context and transforming them through the act of painting. This is an attempt to reveal previously unseen elements which can be psychological, personal or painterly elements that form a multilayered weave.
Mihkelsoo's long interest has been childhood themes and these themes continue also in this current exhibition Stargazer at Snow. The exhibition contains portraits of girls and young women. These can be in a way all of an artist, capturing personal experience without necessarily being a realistic and recognizable self-portrait. The figures in the paintings are looking straight at the viewer or they seem absent in their own thoughts balancing somewhere in-between presence and absence, waiting for something to happen.
Camilla Mihkelsoo (b. 1978) is a visual artist who lives and works in Sicily, Italy. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in 2020 and from the Free Art School in Helsinki in 2014. Mihkelsoo has held various solo and group exhibitions in Finland, for example, at Gallery Project Room, Galleria Ama, Galleria Huuto, Tm-galleria ja Galerie Anhava in Helsinki. Mihkelsoo's works are represented in such collections as Rovaniemi Art Museum/Wihuri Foundation's art collection, Saastamoinen Foundation's art collection, Hämeenlinna Art Museum and Finnish State Art Collection.