© Hillka Halso
© Hillka Halso
© Hillka Halso

HILKKA HALSO

Hilkka Halso was born in Orimattila, Finland, in 1965. He lives and works between Orimattila and Helsinki. He has graduated at the University of Art and Design of Helsinki in 1992; his academic background has been influenced by the conceptual metaphors of the Helsinki School artistic streams. The relationship of the human being with nature is the main theme of his large format photographs (works available for sale), luxuriant and meticulously built. Restoration, for example, is a series of photographs of night scenes, in which all kinds of "suffering", trees and plants, are mainly described in a pseudo-scientific context. In his work installations are physically assembled on site and then photographed. His computer generated series Museum of Natures began in 2003 and still expands the concept of Restoration, both thematically and technologically, introducing digital installations, rather than really installed. The nature is isolated to be recovered and preserved like a work of art. His first solo show was held in 1991, and since then he has been exhibiting in European galleries and  museums. He has been represented by Photology since 2005 with works included in the group show The Helsinki School and in 2008 with his first continental solo exhibit In Natura. A finnish trilogy. In 2011 he was celebrated for the first time in Helsinki with his solo show at the Ateneum Art Museum.