BEYOND THE HORIZON
Elli Maanpää 2020 // 4 acrylic paintings on 100x150cm canvas
Eco-anxiety about traveling and clothing industry made it’s way to my portrait paintings. In “Couch Surfing” and “After all, tomorrow is another day” portraits I used blind contour technique in the faces. Blind contour means drawing directly from reference without looking at the paper where you’re drawing. In the result the facial structure gets nice exaggerations.
Two of these paintings are painted over older paintings. Underneath the “Beyond the Horizon” painting is a portrait of an old sad man with flowers. The paintings is based on a 30 second “morning doodle” I’ve done 2016.
- 18.-23.2.2020, Pinnan Yli, Galleria Albert IX, Helsinki