Kaj Ard works from his studio in Hanko, a seaside town in southern Finland.
Ard applies paint intuitively, layers upon layers, until instinctively arriving at the result he desires. He wants every work to bear the imprint of its history – each layer of paint adds a new chapter, inviting a dialogue with the previous one, until a holistic story unfolds.
The creative process involves a balance between intuitive markmaking and careful deliberation. Inspiration is drawn from natural structures as well as the marks we leave behind us.
Kaj Ard’s works have been featured in exhibitions held in Finland as well as in international ones, and his paintings are included in various collections.
Gerlesborg School of Fine Art,
2019 Ars Longa Gallery, Helsinki
2018 Red Conception Gallery, Helsinki
2015 Town Hall Gallery, Hanko
2011 South Gallery, Hanko
2005 Piirto Gallery, Helsinki
2002 Regina Gallery, Turku
1988 Kaivopuiston Gallery, Helsinki
2021 Galerie Sonia Monti, Paris
2020 Konst & Form, Sipoo
2019 Wiurila Summer, Salo
2016 Artika Gallery, Helsinki
2010 Colorida Galley, Lisbon
2009 Opera Gallery, Budapest
2008 Marsiart Gallery, Hamburg
2007 JMA Gallery, Wien