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The Platform Gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11AM to 6PM. All visits are private by reservation and free of cost.

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STILL STRUGGLING by Noora Geagea is a series of video and photo-paintings, that bid farewell to the character of the archetype suit-wearing male. Made in collaboration with the actor Niko Saarela, in each video work the main protagonist humorously acts out a seemingly every-day struggle, within various settings. Depicted carrying a heavy suitcase through a snowy forest, falling asleep on the job and attempting to walk through crashing waves . Each absurd gesture reminds us that we must move forward while invoking an emotional response to his futile struggles and efforts. The photo-painting works are stills of the same suit-wearing male but partly covered in paint. The intention is to transform the images into something else by adding another layer, meaning and idea.

Noora Geagea (b.1981) is a Helsinki based visual artist who mainly works with video and photography. Her background is versatile, ranging from dance practice to camera assisting in feature films. She received an MA Photography degree from LCF, University of the Arts London in 2009 and has since exhibited her works extensively in galleries and museums across Finland and abroad over the years.

IN STUDIO: CONSTELLATIONS by Jaakko Mattila

Jaakko Mattila (b. 1976) is a Finnish painter from Oulu that graduated from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College in 2001. Since then, his works have been exhibited in galleries and institutions in Japan, the UK, Italy, France, and in various public spaces throughout the world. His work is held in various collections including the Sara Hildén Art Museum.

CONSTELLATIONS is a series of Alkyd paintings that explore the power and boldness of this industrial polyester based paint. Previously seen in Exhibit in 2020 as part of the November Sandstorm Exhibit at the Platform Gallery.

Welcome to The Platform Gallery

We limit visitations to groups of 6 people and require registration from all guests. All visits for groups and individuals are private in nature. Walk-ins are welcome as long as there isn't a, but we recommend registering in advance to guarantee entry. We rotate every hour so make sure to arrive on time if you intend to spend a full 60 minutes.

We require all visitors to wear a protective face mask during the entire visit. We'll provide you with a mask if you don't have your own. We ask that you only visit if you are healthy, and that yo consider staying at home if you are feeling sick or experiencing any flu-like symptoms.

Please book a visit or contact us at info@theplatform.pro if you have any questions.

The Platform Gallery

Lapinlahdenkatu 16 C Building 4 second floor

00180 Helsinki

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