Samuel Lehikoinen

My works are often based on the meditative nature of the painting process itself. Repeating a specific pattern using the smallest brush, within certain rules I set for myself. Through multiple layers I intend to create an illusion of depth and sense of material. I enjoy ambiguity and poking at the subconscious of the viewer, my works are not fully abstract, but also not representing anything from real life. You can sense familiar organic patterns and textures removed from their context, transformed into something otherworldly, strange yet familiar. Synthetic mixed with organic.
Psychological themes are also a key part of my works, lately I have been trying to visualize my own neurotic tendencies and obsessive compulsive disorder more consciously.
The upper colorful half of the painting represents meditation, calming and repetitive practice to stay present. The symbols on the bottom represent the constant intrusive thought patterns that are related to OCD. The painting visualized this balancing act, to stay present and going through daily existence while dealing with these irrational, but mandatory thoughts and actions you have to repeat, and can never keep fully quiet. It is a never ending game that also guides my artistic practice. I am obsessed with the topic of eternity and timelessness. In my paintings I am trying to capture the atmosphere from childhood fever dreams, where objects are endlessly forming and dissolving but never reaching their final stage, in an endless limbo.


Estonian Academy of Arts, Contemporary art, MA, Tallinn, EE 2021-
Satakunta University of Applied Science, Fine arts, BA, Kankaanpää, FI, 2012-2016
2024 Viiva, Jälki, Väri, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, FI
2023 TASE ’23, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, EE
2022 Strange Questions, Malmitalon Galleria, Helsinki, FI
2021 Plasticity, Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä, FI
2018 Dark and Shiny Things, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, FI
2017 Asleep Through It All, Galleria Patina, Jyväskylä, FI
2023 NarniArt 2023, Galleria La Fiaba, Jyväskylä, FI
2022 Koherenssi, Varikko Galleria, Seinäjoki, FI
2022 Ideations of the World, ULM, Tallinn, EE
2022 Liminal Path, Vent Space, Tallinn, EE
2022 Sininen Hetki, Jyväskylä Art museum, Jyväskylä, FI
2021 Wiurilan Kesä 2021, Katseen Kääntöpiiri, Halikko, FI
2021 3. aalto, Jyväskylän Taiteilijaseuran 73. vuosinäyttely, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä, FI
2020 Yksi3, Porvo Art Hall, Porvoo, FI
2018 Art of Basware 2018, Hotel Clarion, Helsinki, FI
2018 Juuripaine, Höyry Galleria, Korpilahti, FI
2018 Jyväskylän Taiteilijaseura Juhlatuulella, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, FI
2017 Demolition Party, purkutalonäyttely, Vapaudenkatu 28, Jyväskylä, FI
2017 Jyväskylän taiteilijaseuran 71. vuosinäyttely, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä, FI
2016 Konstit, Galleria Rantakasarmi, Helsinki, FI
2016 Veistoksia ja maalauksia, Kankaanpään Galleria, Kankaanpää, FI
Jyväskylä Art museum
Finnish Painters Union
Jyväskylä Artist Association


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