LOOP: THE BIPOLARITY OF CREATIVITY
Elli Maanpää 2020 // Acrylic painting on 4 canvases
I studied visually the bipolar nature of creative life. Before deadline – which can be an art exhibition or film festival for example – the days are quite manic. Working long hours while being overly excited.
Then after the event comes the sadness. Farewells. Even if everything would go like dream it’s still not enough. Since it is done and cannot be done again. I usually catch a cold when I’m over something big. I’ve heard from more seasoned artist that these circles of excitement and doubt follow each other to eternity.
It’s never really about creating the BEST thing. It’s about creating the NEXT thing. Before next the body and mind needs to rest.
- 18.-23.2.2020, Galleria Albert IX, Helsinki