Raija Marttinen and Kirsimaria E. Törönen-Ripatti work at the same atelier in Mikkeli. Marttinen paints on canvas and the painting becomes deeper through a subtle line drawn in carbon. Ripatti works in various techniques, but this time we will see paintings from them both in ARTag Gallery. The works of both artists are abstract colour compositions where a bit of expressive brush work merges with peaceful composition and balanced colour scheme.
News in May, 2016
Welcome to the book releasing party of Kaisu Koivisto’s Jossain Muualla (Elsewhere) oThursday, May 19th at 6 p.m.
The price of the book at this event is 20€ (cash). In book stores 25€.
The articles in this book:
Hanna Johansson: Toisaalla, täällä. Kaisu Koiviston surrealistinen katse. Elsewhere, here. Kaisu Koivisto’s Surrealist Gaze.
Kaisu Koivisto: Maisemankuvia jostain muualta. Landscapes from Somewhere Else.
96 pages, ISBN 978-952-5654-89-9
Publisher: Parvs Publishing; www.parvspublishing.com
The publishing of this book has been sponsored by Frame and Taiteen edistämiskeskus.
In her artwork Noora Geagea (born 1981) has dealt with the boundary between painting and photography as well as that between figurative and abstract art. In Geagea’s images paint covers photograph, washing over it both in colour and mass. The images have a figurative content. Originally, they are photographs of people in gatherings and demonstrations. Geagea blurs the idealism in her images with a surface that creates distance due to its surreal scale and uncomfortable sharpness. It is the viewer’s responsibility to decide whether to stay on the surface or to peek deeper in the scenery that is composed of dialogue between the physical paint and the digital picture.
Opening on Wednesday 4th of May, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.