We have new Eeva-Leena Eklund’s paintings at ARTag. Welcome to see cats, swans, deers and many other animals!
Eeva-Leena Eklund (born 1972) takes her inspiration from old postcards, glossy pictures, tapestries and toys. There isn’t a bit of irony, but true admiration of the topics. The paintings are made with beautiful tones. Eklund is an expressionist with a sweet pastel color palette, yet the paintings have very spontaneous and sometimes even rough finishing. It´s wonderful how Eklund can push aside the kitsch aspect and concentrate on creating a new approach for the animal themed clichés.
Eeva-Leena Eklund graduated from Turku Drawing School (Turun Piirustuskoulu) and after that from Kuvataideakatemia. Her works are being exposed for example in the Art Museum of Helsinki (Helsingin Taidemuseo), collections of Wihuri Trust and the state of Finland.