Saija Koponen

b. 1980, Lohja
Visual Artist, Painter
Residence: Helsinki

Contact information

Phone number: +358 50 549 4597

Artist’s Statement

About painting:

I want to be able to say something universal and create works that serve as peer support for a viewer’s experience of the world. I am interested in the overlapping of thoughts and meanings and different ways of depicting things. I don’t copy things, I make observations and thoughts visible. For me, a painting is abstract even if it contains representational elements.
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Current information


11.4.–5.5.2019: Rooms of Light, Tartu Art House, Estonia (Johanna Ilvessalo, Saija Koponen, Anne Tompuri, Sofia Wilkman)


In her paintings, Saija Koponen (b. 1980, Lohja) deals with being a human, corporeality and ways of thinking. Koponen earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in 2009. Since 2010, she has lived and worked in Helsinki. Koponen has had several solo exhibitions and taken part in group and joint exhibitions. Most recently, her works have been on display at a private exhibition in gallery Huuto during the fall 2018. At spring of 2018 she participated in an exhibition organized by the Finnish Art Agency at Restaurant Sunn.