Silja Puranen

b. 1961, Elimäki
Visual Artist
Residence: Tuusula

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Artist’s Statement

My works bring together the political and the poetical. I create contradiction by paralleling contrasts. Lightness faces
the oppressive, beauty meets the grotesque, humour and melancholy are intertwined. I create bizarre fables featuring animals and other animate or animated creatures – yet the absence of man emphasizes the blindness to the consequences of one's actions, a denial of the inevitable, escape to the role of an
outsider.

I work on a multidisciplinary basis – the content of the work determines the approach and choice of medium and material.
My works are videos / animations, installations and mixed media works.

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Exhibitions 2019-2020:

"Sprains, Strains and Fractures" -group exhibition
3.9.2019–29.9.2019, Forssa Museum Gallery, Forssa (FI)
22.10.2019–3.11.2019, Galerie Pleiku, Berliini (DE)
20.3.2020–26.4.2020, Heinolan Art Museum, Heinola (FI)
30.10.2020–22.11.2020, Gallery Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo (FI)

Solo exhibitions
31.5.2020–18.6.2020 MUU Studio, Helsinki (FI)