Kirsti Tuokko’s child themed paintings have created lot of interest and Kirsti has created a new ensemble for ARTag Gallery including old and brand new paintings, on display Sat&Sun 11.-12.4. and 18.-19.4. 12:00-16:00 + during the week by appointment (contact Veikko).
Kirsti Tuokko (born 1943) works in Helsinki at Kaapelitehdas. She uses oil paint on plexiglas, but for her plexiglas is not just the surface – she uses its features widely: paints on both sides, scratches it to create hair thin lines and builds layers to the paintings. Her paintings are profiles, she has drawn and painted people young and old. In her paintings one will find easily identifiable human characteristics – and paintings will exhibit not just individual pictures, but create more general association to ones childhood with its vulnerability and sensitivity.