Hannu Paloso

Born in 1966 in Helsinki, Finland. He has studied painting in Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. He lives and works between Rome and Helsinki. He has worked as an artist throughout Europe. He participated in the 2009 Venice Biennale upon invitation of the Arabic Syrian Republic, for which he created “None of Them Is the Truth” – an installation covering the whole space allocated to him in order to “swallow” the onlooker inside the artwork. Palosuo is the creator of a modern representational approach in which triteness can be shown to become absolutely topical. Conjuring up memories and remembrances, the artist turns everyday objects into the focus of his paintings and uses conflicting though harmonized tones to highlight the positive as well as the negative of images – their presence and the emptiness behind them.