I am a Finnish visual artist. I work partly in Finland, partly in Benin, West Africa. Locating myself continuously between the Scandinavian and African cultural atmospheres reflects strongly in my pieces. Often my paintings observe the happenings, views and thoughts of everyday life. I paint and draw overlapping layers of images, colors, characters and texts. I often incorporate used and collected material which carry the marks of wear and use. The time and space blend in my memory creating new combinations and views of human experience.
Date posted: November 7, 2013 Author: mauri