Oikea Länsimtero by Olois, Henks, Judo28 & Pietr
ft. Bogus, Hels, Galsa, Aztra, Krokuz, Arrow, Miok, Tuzby, Karjis, Davon, Soy, PQ, Aeros, Janica, Pötsi
Yö Galleria, Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki
The exhibition is open to the public April 7-11, 2021 as well as April 27-May 2, 2021 during the gallery's normal opening hours.
Oikea Länsimetro is a collective work consisting of six full size plywood pieces covering the total area of approximately 12 square meters in a specific order. There has been around 20 individuals participating in the making of the work over the past six plus years. The work has been made solely with acrylic markers.
”The piece (Oikea Länsimetro) started as an individual one plywood guestbook, which quickly took its shape portraying the orange Helsinki subway. Soon after the first plywood was filled with different tags and sketches, the main protagonist of the artwork (Olois, Henks, Judo28 & Pietr) carried the underground public transport from an plywood to another and noticed how the procedure resembled the ongoing constructions of Helsinki city’s subway extension to the west (Länsimetro). In the small windowless bomb shelter during countless sessions everyone traveling through were free to join the ride and hop on and off on the imaginative stations that the artist had created. Now for the first time ever, the piece will surface in Yö Galleria as a whole.”
In addition, from Monday April 12 on Oikea Länsimetro is visible through the windows of Yö Galleria from Lönnrotinkatu until Sunday May 2.