DOMESTIC PLAY (2020)


Graphic Works

Academic Bookstore Gallery, Helsinki

In March 2020 Tero Puha had to finish his artist residency period in Paris early due to the corona pandemic. The shooting of a planned short film in Paris got canceled and after returning, people could not be photographed in Finland either. Puha received a home residency grant from the Kone Foundation and retreated to his countryside home in Rajamäki in Nurmijärvi and started to draw. In October, he put up a mini exhibition in the heart of Helsinki. Naively expressive cartoonish works were loved by many, much to Tero Puha´s surprise.


Corona situation practically forced me right to the roots of my art: drawing. I fell in love black ink and drew a large number of images. When I draw, the process is always subconscious. I never start on the subject but the images are created subconsciously, perhaps bringing to light things that go around inside my head. For the exhibition I chose pictures depicting everyday chores, which many have now had time to focus on when stuck at home.