Bio Elina Sipilä (b. 1979, Oulu, Finland) represents a new generation of lithograph artists in Finland. After receiving her Master of Arts degree, complemented with a number of additional credits, she has spent a couple of highly influential residence periods abroad. (The Sami Art Center in the Norwegian Lapland and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris) The axis of North and South, together with the longing for new and yearning back to the beginning, define the horizon of Elina’s pictures that portray her experiences of nature, landscape and topography.
The washed look achieved with the lithography technique combines with lines that appear to both search and find, expressing the artist’s powerful inner sense of nature. Longing gives birth to the nearest and dearest. The picture named ‘Runo’ portraying a young female reindeer was made in Paris. The lichen-green picture of this arctic animal includes everything that the artist, then living in France, longed for back home in the North.The art finds and the artist lives and cares. The longing for love makes one to grow and see more. Elina Sipilä’s artist’s heart hosts a beautifully sheltered flame. Her most recent exhibition was at the Kaliningrad X biennale of the Baltic area countries 2011.
Kuutti Lavonen 2012