An art shot in a restaurant – Dutch artist’s artwork on display in restaurant König Helsinki!
König Helsinki, which has little by litte become known as a gallery setting for art as well as a Scandinavian restaurant, is offering for the last part of the year an exhibition of Vincent Bakkum’s collage like artwork.
Dutch-born Vincent Bakkum moved to Finland in the 80’s so some Finnish influences might be seen in the paintings. Catching the moment is central in Bakkum’s art: the artist is interested in contrasts, e.g. youth and ageing, and life and death. Bakkum foces mainly on paintings, drawing and murals.
According to Bekkum he is in love with the object woman, her graphic qualities. ”I fall for her outlines, her bone structure, the shadows under nose and lips, the knuckles of long slender fingers, the lightfall of her calves, pitchblack, and cheek brushing eyelashes.”
Bakkum thinks that the beauty of a woman is closely connected to the fruit, dead fish and stuffed birds.
One can get acquainted with the exhibition until the 15th of January 2012 in restaurant König Helsinki.
Have you already got exposed to this exhibition, for instance by a glass of glögi, the Finnish Christmas seasonal drink?