I was told there would be cake
Andreas Behn-Eschenburg, Inga Meldere, Brendan Moran & Sebastian Reis
An exhibition that demonstrates the importance of the role the image has in the process of four artists work which share a discussion about the properties of its making and its levels and frequencies. Behn-Eschenburg, Meldere, Moran and Reis are all completing their Master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in the subject area of painting.
Andreas Behn-Eschenburg (born 1988 in Zürich, Switzerland) lives and works in Helsinki. He received Bachelor with Honours in Painting and Printmaking from the Glasgow School of Art. Behn-Eschenburg has studied and exhibited work at Kyoto Seika University, Japan and at the Massachusetts Collage of Art, USA. He has most recently been exhibiting work in Mono (Madrid, 2016), Golestani Gallery (Düsseldorf, 2016), Glasgow Print Studio Glasgow International (Glasgow, 2016). In his work, he investigates material, the action of making and the influence the surrounding has in the process.
Inga Meldere (born 1979 in Kuldiga, Latvia) lives and works in Helsinki and Riga. She acquired a Bachelor's in Pedagogy at the University of Latvia, and then studied visual arts at the Art Academy of Latvia. Meldere was later a researcher at Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Her work has been shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. She has exhibited her work for example in: SIC art space (Helsinki, 2017), Contemporary Art Center kim? (Riga 2016), Temnikova & Kasela gallery (Tallinn 2016), Gallery G12 (Helsinki 2015), Care Of (Milan 2015), National Arts Club (New York), Driehaus Museum (Chicago) and Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga 2012). Meldere was a kim? Residency Award 2016 finalist, and was nominated for the Purvitis Award in 2016.
Brendan Moran is a New Zealand artist living in Helsinki. He received Graduate Diploma in Pedagogy from the University of Auckland (2013) and BFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (2012). Currently his practice looks to the structure of painting. This involves a notion of taking things apart and attempting to put them back together as a way of examining the roles of support and surface via its subversion of the image through painting conventions.
Sebastian Reis (born 1985 in Austria) lives and works in Helsinki. He received intermediate diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany, and a Master's Degree in Economics at the University of Vienna, Austria. He has exhibited his work for example in Malzgasse 12a (EYES ON, Vienna), Galleria Hämärä (University of Lapland, Rovaniemi), Folgendes (Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, Hamburg), Werkschauhalle (Leipzig), and Ve.Sch (Vienna).