Leevi Lehtinen

"I’m a humanist observer aiming to tune into creative frequency. I sniff weak signals and amplify them. I try not to be judgemental but critical. I embrace and criticise the dualism in me and the world. The triumph and destruction are happening simultaneously. World will not end with explosion, roar or whisper, but with great party and fanfare.

I promote interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary art, as true experimental investigation is only possible when you mix and stir things up. Purist disciplinary thinking is exclusive. Instead we need to add inclusiveness in art as well as in the society, because in the end of the world (as we know it), it’s better to die together than alone."

Leevi Lehtinen is an animation and media artist. He has studied animation in Finland, Slovakia as well as in the Netherlands. Since 2002 his films have been screened at more than 80 festivals, in 36 countries, on 5 continents. Also, he has created interactive media art for dance and theater plays, that have been performed around the world. 
 
Leevi’s installation works have been presented at art museums, galleries and art fairs in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland and in Finland. 
 
At the moment he works as a Regional Artist of Light Art at Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

At Insomnia he will exhibit Babylon, a three channel projection mapping installation about the triumph and destruction of humanity.

Leevi Lehtinen is presented in collaboration with MUUs Art Bus


Oct 25 | 18:00 Tromsø Kunstforening