Pirjo Nykänen

b. 1957, Kuusamo
Painter, Photographer
Residence: KEMI

Contact information

Phone number: 050 5663071

Artist’s Statement

I am a painter and photographer. The light shooting involves physical movement and shooting the presence of an intense situation changes. I feel as a part of the filming of paintings sketching. Often feel, it also appears that the painting seems photography content. I do not know how to distinguish which of the two is more important.

I'm interested in the light and the light created by spaces. The content of the works to give shape to the perceived scale of life situations and dreams a throwback to that time. Besides the color pigments layered, making it interesting, everyday toil. The old textiles and patterns color schemes have been areas of interest. They are usually the starting point for paintings, which combine biodiversity.

I paint and graphic works of different sizes, which as a unified whole tells the story mainly a woman's life. Potholder Landscapes, cloths, curtains, human being is a small list of the living arrangements of woven things and situations with outlining my work. I combine different techniques to be happy.

Current information

Snowball efect - The North of Finland's 2nd Biennale, Rovaniemi June 13 to September 28, 2014

VINKKA Group Exhibition, Gallery Carree, Kuopio, 7 July to 3 August 2014

MARZIART Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, group show 8 August to 3 September 2014

FROST - Artists' Association of Lapland, Kemi Art Museum, October 3 to October 29 2014

Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi, a solo exhibition 11 October to 29 October 2014