Galleria Franco Noero

10154, TORINO

Henrik Håkansson
Paintings of Trees for Birds

20 July — 23 October 2021

Galleria Franco Noero is pleased to present Paintings of Trees for Birds, Henrik Håkansson’s sixth solo exhibition in Torino.
The artist has created for the occasion a new group of works, which tie into the environment of the open air garden space, formerly an industrial site, located in Via Pollone and that has become the second venue for the gallery, just a few meters away from the indoor premises in Via Mottalciata.


To accompany his new body of works Håkansson has written also specific text, which we are glad and thankful to release here:


A painting of A Tree
This is a possible process of time reflecting The Nature of Things representing the Nature of our environment. A Tree as the enigma of this value.
A vision reflected in a cut.
A twig, positioned in a plastic bottle with water in front of an open but framed surface.
The Bottle being a container of life.
A vision reflected through the Nature of a thing of a useless Nature.
The Nature of the bottle varied in the relation to different markets of bottled water.
The water itself, the color mixed with time and the possibility to root the twig to grow a Tree.
When the roots come alive, the sequence of the painting is ready and the Tree to be returned to its native environment.
The process in full, to repeat, to become A Forest. A Tree as a Tree as A Tree.


Henrik Håkansson, July 2021

Read more