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.
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
GROSSES TREFFEN is a portfolio review event for Nordic artists, and they also host a database of select artists who have applied to be a part of this project. I didn’t unfortunately get to present my portfolio at the event this year, but I was included in the database, along with many other interesting artists. Go take a look!