Current: Recollections in Huuto gallery.


I grew up in a house that had windows to every direction; it was a house of light. In night and day, the rays of light changed, their density differed, yet the reflections of the outside were constantly there, flickering.

I still see the world through its' reflections, a bit like in Platon's cave. To me, seeing is interpretation of light. Being is interpretation. The world seems to be veiled in a mist: I reach out, but cannot grasp it. I am not concrete – there is always this space around me.

I'm an visual artist, whose artistic work deals with themes such as identity, absence and longing. I aim to raise questions about the way we view the world: how we face nature, people and ourselves. I work from a personal perspective, yet I’m often influenced by scientific and philosophical themes. In my work I concentrate on the details, in order to grasp the bigger picture.

I am currently studying in the Masters Programme in Photography at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. In 2015 I graduated as a BA of Culture and Arts from Lahti Institute of Design, Finland. I work mainly with photography and moving image. I am currently working and living in Helsinki, Finland.


pauliina.heinanen (at) gmail.com