“He put a camera in a carcass and waited for the wolves to come.” That, says Whitney Johnson, director of visuals and immersive experiences, is the kind of effort that makes for a standout National Geographic photo.
Jenni Hiltunen (born 1981 in Hollola, Finland lives and works in Helsinki), graduated as a Master of arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and as a contemporary artist from the Turku Art Academy in 2004.
Hiltunen’s work explores the ambience of the present time: a pleasure oriented and individualistic world view and the understanding of reality through images. Recurring themes in her art are the “posing culture” created by social media and the internet and its pretentious way of existing in the world of entertainment. References to the fashion imagery and music video aesthetics are present in her paintings and video pieces.
Jenni Hiltunen’s latest solo exhibitions have been in Helsinki at Galerie Forsblom in 2013 and in Milan at Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea gallery in 2013. Her artwork has been exhibited in several group shows, for example the latest at Kiasma, contemporary art museum of Helsinki in 2012, at Rox gallery in New York in 2014, at the Space Station 65 gallery in London 2014 and in Dreamworld, at the Newbridge Project Space in Newcastle 2014. Hiltunen’s videos have been screened in several international film festivals in the past years.