Here you will find essays and writings building the concept of Finnish painting and painters.
Painting as a ball game, shopping cart, and vent pipe
Notes on the fun of space and place in the paintings of Elina Autio, Kaija Hinkula, and Lasse Juuti For the last two and a half years, I have more or less actively thought about humour in the paintings of Elina Autio, Kaija Hinkula, and Lasse Juuti. The artistic practices of the three Finnish painters […]June 16, 2023
Finnish Painters: An Ongoing Correspondence
Over the last five years or so I’ve had the great pleasure, via working with arts consultancy organisation the Finnish Art Agency, of visiting Finland several times. In the course of those visits, I’ve met with and spoken to numerous contemporary artists about their practice, and to gallery professionals, with particular attention to writing about […]April 14, 2022
Painting Is Dead – Long Live Painting
Painting has long held its own as a medium of art across the centuries. Every once in a while, art is pronounced dead, and thereby painting as well, yet every generation produces new artists who decide to become painters. Is any art still Finnish today? Does it need to be? In a global village, the […]October 15, 2021