The references to Baroque painting are evident, and the relishing of drapery at the very least as unbridled. As the folds symbolize the degree of ecstasy, one can interpret Lehtinen’s artworks cheekily, wondering what kind of ecstasy might be revealed from behind the drapes.


A curtain can be a fog curtain that spreads in the park or a transparent lace that only partially conceals what we really want to see. It can make a landscape into a scene and it can mark us as spectators; there are no landscapes without human eye.


For me my mother’s albums have been a starting point for making art actually as long as I can remember. The curtain over the painted photo is a pretty strong symbol. It can conceal or reveal, it can symbolize the time elapsing and making it difficult to accurately see the details. It is the veil behind which all memories are, that I try now to unveil a little.