Päivi Maunu

Visual Artist
Residence: Helsinki

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Artist’s Statement

One of the themes of my work is abstract experience of nature and place, and how this can be portrayed in an interpretative visual form. As my medium I frequently use performance, watercolours ink drawings and installations. By combining these elements, a watercolour or ink drawing can be reconstituted as a performance in which the brush and the body that guides it dance and play in an extended installation. The moment brought out by suspense and other emotions emphasises ideas and images rather than aspiring towards scientific or realistic truth. The sketchy but indelible imprint refers not to some sort of grandeur, but to an ongoing series of events in life and work.
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Maanalla, Sugarcubemosaic, Environmental Art Project
Helsinki 2018

Biomimeticx2: Päivi Maunu and Marko Nykänen:
DiNaCon Extension
Harakka Island - Telegraph, Helsinki, Finland
12.-17.6.2018

Biomimeticx2: Päivi Maunu and Marko Nykänen:
Digital Naturalism Conference, DiNaCon, in Koh Lon Island, Thailand 20.5.-15.7. 2018
www.dinacon.org

Rauma Art Museum
30.9. - 12.11.2017
Team NAPS, Päivi Maunu and Ilari Kähönen
http://www.raumantaidemuseo.fi/suomi/korkeemmankaiunsaa.html

Taidekehä 2017
Mageet mosaiikit, community- and environmental art project
Malminkartano 24.8.-
Team NAPS, Natura &Arte Post Scriptum
http://helsingintaiteilijaseura.fi/tag/taidekeha/

CLOUDGARDEN in Harakka Island,
Performental Art 2015-

Bio

2011 Master of Arts, Environmental Art, Aalto University