Uudenmaankatu
Saara Piispa,
Lost World
25.3. - 12.4.2015

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Saara Piispa
Lost World
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu
25.3.-12.4.2015

Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu is open during Easter holidays 3.-5.4.2015 at 12-5 pm., except for monday 6.4. when the gallery is closed.
Meet the artist on Sunday 12.4.2015 at 12.30

My paintings depict the imaginary landscapes of lost worlds – forgotten green valleys, overgrown gardens and paths and primeval forests with trees growing up to the stars.

The residents of these worlds have their feet on the ground and eyes fixed on the movement of the celestial bodies. They feel at home in the middle of birds, trees and mountains, far away from cities. My works are explorations into timeless landscapes where the cycle of the year, the points of the compass and the balance between a human and their environment is important.

My paintings are created slowly. The actual painting process is preceded by calm observation, watching films and reading books, short trips and an attempt to understand the proportions of life and planets. My painting process is like reverse archeology on a blank canvas where stories are created, layer by layer, with the help of the translucent surfaces of water-soluble paint and sticky oil paint.

The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland / National Council for Visual Arts. I also wish to thank Svenska Kulturfonden for supporting my work.

Saara Piispa’s (b. 1985) paintings have been on display in several collective exhibitions in both Finland and abroad, the latest being the Spring Exhibition 2015 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. She has also had several solo exhibitions in recent years, for example at the Porvoo Art Hall in 2014 and at the tm-galleria in 2013. Piispa earned her Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2008. She lives and works in Porvoo.

Further information:
Saara Piispa
piispa(a)saarapiispa.com
040-5246654