Elisa Kaikkonen

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b. 1978, Suomussalmi
Visual Artist, Painter
Residence: Turku

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Artist’s Statement

Elisa Kaikkonen graduated as painter from North Karelia University of Applied Sciences in 2008. Now she lives and works in Turku Finland.

Her oil paintings circle around the theme of time. She deals with the way an individual relates to the issues of time, memory, different time dimensions, and reality. The paintings are playing with different possibilities of time and space. The paintings may include intersections into the past and the several possibilities that exist in the present.

The manner in which she creates art is very emotional. Colours and the way they are laid out receive a great importance when she works. The level of portrayal varies from completely abstract to realistic, depending on the emotional status.
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Elisa Kaikkonen
born 1978 in Suomussalmi, lives and works in Turku, Finland

2008 North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Joensuu
1999 Textile Artisan, School of Arts and Crafts, Oulu

Finnish Painters´ Union,
The Artists´ Association of Turku

Selected solo exhibitions:
2016 Paintings, Arabianranta Library Gallery, Finnish Painters’ Union, Helsinki
2013 Artist of the Month, Turku Artoteque
2012 Paintings, Galerie Treffpunkt Kunst, Ottobrunn, München
2012 Paintings, Aura Gallery, Turku
2011 Dimensions, Poriginal Gallery, Pori
2010 Paintings, Galerie Arja Decker, Hohenbrunn, München
2010 Paintings, Gallery Rööperin Taidesalonki, Helsinki

Selected group exhibitions:
2016 Saro – Sprickan – Fracture, Nordic Art Association in Finland, Almintalo, Loviisa
2015 Länsituulta – Västlig Vind, The Artists´Association of Vaasa, Seinäjoki Art Hall
2014 Elisa Kaikkonen and Anna Emilia Tolppi, Kustavin Kipinä, Kustavi
2013 Artexpo, New York
2012 Contemporary Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2011 Paintings and sculptures, Seinäjoki Art Hall
2011 11 Artists, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka
2010 86th annual exhibition of Turku Artists´ Association, Turku
2010 Nordlichter, Lebensraum Kunst and Galerie Arja Decker, Hohenbrunn, München
2009 Maybe tomorrow, The Old Town Hall Gallery, Turku
2008 84th annual exhibition of Turku Artists´ Association, Turku
2008 Taide Purkissa, Art Centre Ahjo, Joensuu
2007 Projek-tori, Varkaus Art Museum
2007 Artpora 2007, Outokumpu Mine, Outokumpu
2005 Artpora 2005, Outokumpu Mine, Outokumpu