Eric Hynynen

 

Eric Hynynen is an award winning Finnish-Australian artist, whose works are collected locally and internationally. Eric captures a humanity that connects people with art and is best known for his bold, thought provoking paintings and videos. Drawing from Eric’s years residing in Finland, his work is informed by Nordic minimalism.

Art is created when an idea meets the material world in a perfect way. Eric sees the potential of simplicity. Art can inspire us to make positive changes to our lives, appreciate the beauty of our natural environment and helps us to recognise that everything is connected. “I see my practice as a form of resistance, taking a critical view of social, political and environmental issues. Unrestrained capitalism is destroying the planet with it’s relentless production of new stuff. I feel that the key to our future lies in us collectively reconnecting with nature with each action being sustainably held accountable.”

 Hynynen’s practice moves seamlessly between painting, video and sculpture, which he refers to as mixed media paintings made from discarded materials. His two-tone palettes invite a meditative contemplation of dichotomies in society and provide a counterpoint between ‘man-made’ modernity, consumerism and expectation against the value and potential of simplicity in the natural world.

 The Canvascape series of abstract, sculptural works take their starting point from the tradition of using paint on canvas. They are enquiries into form and material. These are contrasted with two-tone, minimal paintings that explore the limits of figuration. The images are reduced to their bare essentials: fore ground/background or light and shadow.

Exhibitions

  • Wed 01 Dec - Sat 18 Dec 2021 'Expander - COLOUR' - Invited artists group exhibition

    A new series of annual group exhibitions known as the Expander  series featuring selected represented and invited artists around a different broad theme each exhibition. This inaugural exhibition, Expander - COLOUR  features a diverse collection of 16 invited contemporary artists for whom the use of colour, either overt or restrained is a signature and distinctive hallmark of their practice.

     


Works

Artworks

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Fuchsia

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Fuchsia

enamel on canvas 2021, 30 x 30cm

$1,300.00
ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Green Is Good

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Green Is Good

enamel on canvas 2021, 30 x 30cm

$1,300.00
ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Make Lemonade

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Make Lemonade

enamel on canvas 2021, 30 x 30cm

$1,300.00
ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - The Present

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - The Present

enamel on canvas 2021, 30 x 30cm

$1,300.00
ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Why So Blue?

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Why So Blue?

acrylic on canvas 2021, 85 x 85cm

$2,500.00
ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Slick

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Slick
sold

enamel on canvas 2021, 30 x 30cm

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Tangerine Dream

ERIC HYNYNEN (WA) - Tangerine Dream
sold

enamel on canvas 2021, 30 x 30cm

ERIC HYNYNEN - Traders

ERIC HYNYNEN - Traders
sold

acrylic on canvas 2014, 120 x 150cm

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