Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

  • Elli Maanpää: Pinnan yli, Galleria Albert IX, Helmikuu 2020

  • Elli Maanpää: Pinnan yli, Galleria Albert IX, Helmikuu 2020

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Beyond The Horizon

2020
Art
Painting

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.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 18.-23.2.2020, Pinnan Yli, Galleria Albert IX, Helsinki
Elli Maanpää: Couch Surfing, Acrylic paint on canvas, 100x150cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: Couch Surfing, Acrylic paint on canvas, 100x150cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: To Fly Or Not to Fly?, Acrylic paint on recycled canvas, 100x150cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: To Fly Or Not to Fly?, Acrylic paint on recycled canvas, 100x150cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: After all, tomorrow is another day - Alice In Wonderland, Acrylic paint on canvas, 100x150cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: After all, tomorrow is another day – Alice In Wonderland, Acrylic paint on canvas, 100x150cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: Beyond the Horizon, Acrylic paint on recycled canvas, 100x150cm, 2020

Elli Maanpää: Beyond the Horizon, Acrylic paint on recycled canvas, 100x150cm, 2020