Nina Roos creates visible and invisible layers in the room. It is about images of inner reality. The choice of a few limited shades, the subtle shifts and unusual changes in perspective. Together they transform the room around us, we see familiar things with new eyes. It is a multi-layered, penetrating thought that turns into material layers. Roos opens a door to something that shows that the boundary between reality and fiction is porous. The thought is boundless, it can proceed into the infinite. In the work The Room and the Thought, we recognise ourselves in a three-di-mensional room with corners, walls and a floor. At the same time, a sharp and precise projectile penetrates the room like a substantial thought Roos often works in series with a clear theme. The theme in the paintings in this exhibition is the encounter between the spatial and the fictional. The uncertainties do not create worries, rather, it puts us in a state of tranquillity. At the same time, these paintings have a tense air of charged future, a time before the present, but controlled. They are perhaps opportunities that have not yet been realised. Roos’s works have been exhibited in shows around the world, particularly
in the Nordic countries. In addition, she has served as a professor at Finland’s Academy of Fine Arts, from which she herself graduated (1988). Roos has received several awards, including the Pro Finlandia Medal in
2007 and the Prince Eugen Medal in 2009. She placed first in the Carnegie Art Award in 2004 and second in 1998. Roos’s works are in a number of important collections in the Nordic countries, such as the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Malmö Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Nina Roos lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.