VILLE is all about places and people, simultaneously. The exhibition features paintings on canvas and paper, and waterlily orbs of glass.

Karoliina Hellberg: Gobeliini, 2015 © Karoliina Hellberg
Karoliina Hellberg: Gobeliini, 2015 © Karoliina Hellberg

It’s a sweltering day and the house can barely take it.

There are mountains here, and a pink sky at sunset. By the shore lies an abandoned house, and palms and low bushes grow nearby.

The sea appears odd.

One building has a circular room in the middle of it from where you can set off in any direction.

Another room lies empty, only a woven Gobelin on the floor with images of geese, pheasants and swans – all this to show the property.

In the park is a bulb-shaped tree. On a night flight a hint of frozen landscapes.

The lights should be off.

A night room – trees swaying in the wind, and a beach house – a pond in the middle of the expanse.

Pictures of people alive, and each room has pictures.

Karoliina Hellberg: Talo rannalla, 2015 © Karoliina Hellberg
Karoliina Hellberg: Talo rannalla, 2015 © Karoliina Hellberg