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Seppo Kari
Emerging Visions
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Daring Through the Night
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
51" x 37.5" 

    Daring Through the Night

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    51" x 37.5"
  • Mature Expectation
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
51" x 37.5" 

    Mature Expectation

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    51" x 37.5"
  • Peaceful View
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
63" x 37.5" 

    Peaceful View

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    63" x 37.5"
  • Meetings
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
63" x 37.5" 

    Meetings

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    63" x 37.5"
  • Recorded Memories
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
63" x 37.5" 

    Recorded Memories

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    63" x 37.5"
  • Night Hideaway
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
59" x 51" 

    Night Hideaway

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    59" x 51"
  • Releasers
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
63" x 37.5" 

    Releasers

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    63" x 37.5"
  • To a Blue Moment
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
59" x 51" 

    To a Blue Moment

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    59" x 51"
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Seppo Kari

SEPPO KARI

Emerging Visions
December 29 – January 14, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 7, 2016 6-8 PM

The surreal oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings of Finnish artist Seppo Kari combine a precise attention to line and detail with a more liberal use of color, texture, and geometric form. Kari has been influenced by Italian art and the Renaissance, and one of the elements that makes his work so interesting lies in how he is able to visually bridge this distant era with the present, juxtaposing classical elements with distinctly modernist forms to create something entirely new.

A hallmark of Kari’s work is his unique use of shadow and light, where shadows are employed quite effectively to create lightness, shape, and illusion. Present in many of his paintings is what is called the “black light,” where shadow is used to create a distinctive nighttime world in which all is not what it seems to be. This use of shadow adds an air of mystery and depth to the overall effect, resulting in paintings that are poignant and relevant while at the same time being disconnected from reality.

Seppo Kari currently lives and works in Seinäjoki, Finland.




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