The Wanneroo Art Awards 2017
Numbers Man has been awarded the prize for the best painting this year! Thank you to the City of Wanneroo!

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Numbers Man, 150cm x 150cm, oil and enamel on canvas

The Bald Archies 2017
My latest painting “Message For Malcolm” has been selected as a finalist in the Bald Archies. On show now in Canberra, the show continues to several eastern states locations.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/pauline-hanson-the-prime-subject-at-the-2017-bald-archy-prize-20170209-gu93e5.html

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Message For Malcolm, 150cm x 120cm, oil on canvas

Minnawarra Art Awards 2016
I am pleased to announce that my painting “Lost” has been awarded the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Acquisitive prize.

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Inside-Out Billboard
The City of Joondalup Inside-Outside Billboard situated on the west-facing side of the Joondalup Library currently features artist Eric Hynynen's Artwork.
Artist Eric Hynynen was commissioned by the City for the fourth instalment of artwork to feature on the Inside-Out Billboard.
Hynynen is a Western Australian artist who works with paint and video, and was selected for the Inside-Out Billboard commission from the 2015 Community Art Exhibition.
The artist’s interest in science and the environment is reflected in his work that explores the natural world including birdlife, habitats, plants and animals.
Hynynen has produced an artwork entitled ‘We Are Nature’ consisting of adjacent scenes - on the left the head of a man looking at the sky and on the right a native Western Australian bird, wings extended on the banks of a river.
His recent works have been influenced by Eastern philosophy and reflect the intricate connection between humans and nature represented in this artwork using positive and negative space. The contrasts of light and shadow are pushed to the limit and the image is reduced to its bare essentials, a minimal figuration expressing the philosophical concept of the unity of opposites - the idea that the existence of an entity is dependent on the existence of its opposite

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SYSTEMATICALLY CONDITIONED - New works

PS Art Space
Opening:
Friday 13 November 6:30 to 8:30pm
Exhibition:
Saturday 14 - Sunday 29 November
Opening times:
Tuesday -Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Systematically Conditioned - is the Finnish/Australian artist’s first major solo exhibition in Western Australia since returning after a decade in Helsinki, Finland. He is a graduate from the highly regarded Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Masters program.

The exhibition
brings together large-scale mixed media paintings, and multi-channel video installations, drawn from the past two years of the artist’s career.

Each artwork connects the viewer to the artist’s philosophical observations on themes including: politics, the relationship between global big business and the government, failing global systemic structures, the erosion of individual freedoms and social responsibility. Issues that are of deep importance to the artist.

Central to Hynynen’s practice is a resolute quest for individual freedom and social equality, a reaction against his perception of our lives being increasingly legislated or controlled. He sees art as a process and space for taking back some of this freedom.
Hynynen’s works are unsettling, unrelenting and infused with existential angst, giving audiences a sharp sense of urgency. Through the use of iconoclastic strategies and black humour, accepted social structures are questioned. At the present, society has the option to change course, Systematically Conditioned asks - will we?


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Eric Hynynen Contemporary art Perth, Australia, Helsinki Finland