• Salla Tykkä

    Kunsthalle Bern

    A young woman boxes with an older, much larger man, the vulnerability of her naked torso in stark contrast to her aggressive punches. An adolescent escapes from a building in which she has been suffocated by a triangular relationship with an older man and woman; she runs deeper into the forest until she reaches a summerhouse and freedom. The same girl, older now, spies on a young man practicing lasso tricks; she's moved to tears by the beauty and purity of his actions.

    At the heart of Salla Tykkä's work is a series of highly condensed visual metaphors expressing physical and emotional vulnerability,

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