Ville Valtteri Kylätasku is a many-sided artist who was born in Tampere in Finland and who studied in Lahti, Helsinki and Lisabon. A few years ago, he made Berlin his domicile and moves nimbly, light-footed and confidently in the international scene of contemporary art.
His works can also be described as nimble and confident; he is an energetic artist, highly concentrated, professional and reliable who talks about his art with great seriousness and with great joy.
In his works, Ville Kylätasku tells stories full of contrasting figures. Feelings and emotions are given priority to and are the main focus. In contemporary art, the question of self-reflection and the inner life is often negotiated, occasionally romantic and sometimes melancholic.
The beginning of many works by Ville Kylätasku is an intuitive, influenced by spontaneous ideas or the regularly recurring question of the essence of existence. Yet his work is not a matter of heavyweight – a challenging, guarded presence lingers his work. He says of himself that he literally throws himself into the process, the act of development of his paintings.
The works by Ville Kylätasku selected for this exhibition combine all aspects of dualism: colorful – colorlessness, sensitivity – masculinity, canvas – PVC, couples – dyptics, partition und conjunction. The choice of the image carrier is an elementary question for every artist. The spectator of “View from Nowhere” for example is confronted with the combination of canvas and PVC, which nest against each other. Both of the substrats sensing equally, a two-stalked plant grows on white-grounded PVC, its calyx is blown in front of a striped, colour-intense canvas. The theme of the blossom is repeated on a small, white-grounded work entitled “Last Days of Summer”. The energetic, pink flower stretches her petals proudly and gracefully, representing life with all its power and beauty.
Ville Kylätaskus paintings increase the desire and the wish for a knowledge of the whole story, but they certainly leave the climax open and allow the spectator to consider his own results, to sprout personal perceptions and to discover the various levels of each paintings for himself.