Upcoming: Freeze Frame, Galleria2, Pirkkala, 20.4.-7.5.

I will be showing some of my private paintings and the joint paintings with Tero Ulvila in a group show of four artists at Galleria2, Pirkkala, Finland.

We have been studio neighbors for the past few years, but we are now giving up our joint space. This is where the idea of the exhibition comes from: to capture where we all are with our art now and to show the spirit of our studio, before we go our separate ways.
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More new paintings

I also made some personal paintings for the joint exhibition. We felt it important to have a few pieces of our own, to showcase how we usually work, so people can compare them to the pieces we had both painted on. The first one is a bit of a joint effort though, Tero painted the skull on the table. We decided to consider it my painting, because I made all the decisions on it – to contrast with the co-operational nature of the other paintings we worked on together.

Sanna Maria Paananen Mitä halusit (Judith ja Salome) What You Wanted (Judith and Salome) 2015 oil, newspaper, beeswax

Sanna Maria Paananen
Mitä halusit (Judith ja Salome)
What You Wanted (Judith and Salome)
2015
oil, newspaper, beeswax

Sanna Maria Paananen Piiloudu, piiloudu (Hide, hide) 2014 oil, newspaper, beeswax

Sanna Maria Paananen
Piiloudu, piiloudu (Hide, hide)
2014
oil, newspaper, beeswax

Sanna Maria Paananen Muistomerkki (Monument) 2015 oil, newspaper, beeswax

Sanna Maria Paananen
Muistomerkki (Monument)
2015
oil, newspaper, beeswax

A reminder to not use materials you aren't sure of! I used a base prepared by someone else... with the end result being a painting that has to be thrown out because it's peeling off.

A reminder to not use materials you aren’t sure of! I used a base prepared by someone else… with the end result being a painting that has to be thrown out because it’s peeling off.

Co-op paintings

Finally some decent photos!
These have been so much fun to work on – and we have gotten such nice feedback, it’s incredible.

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Liian pitkään (For Too Long) 2014 oil, tempera

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Liian pitkään (For Too Long)
2014
oil, tempera

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Varjonkantaja I (Shadow Bearer I) 2014 oil, tempera

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Varjonkantaja I (Shadow Bearer I)
2014
oil, tempera

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Piirteet I (Features I) 2015 oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Piirteet I (Features I)
2015
oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Piirteet II (Features II) 2015 oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Piirteet II (Features II)
2015
oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Piirteet III (Features III) 2015 oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Piirteet III (Features III)
2015
oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Pudotettu (Fallen) 2014 oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Pudotettu (Fallen)
2014
oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Seuraava aamu (The Next Morning) 2014 oil, tempera

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Seuraava aamu (The Next Morning)
2014
oil, tempera

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila Varjonkantaja II (Shadow Bearer II) 2015 oil

Sanna Maria Paananen, Tero Ulvila
Varjonkantaja II (Shadow Bearer II)
2015
oil

Exhibition photos, Uusikuva, Kotka

Some photos from our exhibition at Kotka:
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(All photos by Ilona Pakarinen)

We’ll be answering questions and talking about the exhibition at the gallery this Saturday (21th of March), so I’ll have more pictures to post next week.

The local newspaper was also kind enough to write a piece and a critique about the exhibition (both only in Finnish).

Kymen Sanomat 6.3.2015

Kymen Sanomat 6.3.2015