Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

Elli Maanpää

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Tove And Tuuti

Elli Maanpää: Laughing Tove, Acrylic paint on cotton canvas pad, 21x 29,7cm, 2020

TOVE AND TUUTI Elli Maanpää 2020 // 2 acrylic paintings on cotton canvas pad After I painted the first Tove Jansson I got requests to make another one. This time she was hoped to be accompanied by her life partner Tuulikki Pietilä. Tove and Tuuti were both artists. Their atelier apartments were in neighbour buildings

Memories From My E-Travels

MEMORIES FROM MY E-TRAVELS Elli Maanpää 2020 // 9 acrylic paintings on recycled dia slides I love travelling in IRL (in real life) but the price the Earth has to pay for it is too high. In this painting series I wanted to offer an alternative way to travel. We can still be inspired by exotic

Loop: The Bipolarity of Creativity

Elli Maanpää: Loop: The Bipolarity of Creativity, Acrylic paint on 4 canvases, 4x30x40cm, 2020

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

Objects Reimagined

Elli Maanpää: Spiky Power, Acrylic paint on wooden fork and recycled frame, 27x36cm, 2020

OBJECTS REIMAGINED Elli Maanpää 2020 // Acrylic paintings on stuff I’ve collected these treasures from recycling bins all over Helsinki. These little canvases are both inspirational, ecological and budget friendly. That plexiglass on “Behind the Window” I dumpster dived on the day the Museum of Finnish Architecture was moving to a new location. I painted

World Anew

Elli Maanpää: There’s Not Such Thing As Free Bucket, Acrylic paint on wooden board, 30x30cm, 2020

WORLD ANEW Elli Maanpää 2020 // 3 acrylic paintings on board With these paintings my aim was to invite people to see the world anew. Dog ball can be the size of the Moon. Maid IS the meadow. Playing with the point of view is something that is often done in 2D animation. Finland has

Pinnan yli -Taidenäyttely Art Exhibition Helsinki 18.-23.2.2020

Pinnan yli - art exhibition in Galleria Albert IX (Albertinkatu 9) in Helsinki 18.-23.2.2020

Elli Maanpää PINNAN YLI  19.-23.2.2020 Ke-Pe 11-19, La 12-17, Su 11-14 Avajaiset ti 18.2. klo 17-19. Tervetuloa! Galleria Albert IX, Albertinkatu 9, Helsinki Tervetuloa hiihtolomaviikolla hiilineutraalille mielikuvitusmatkalle Helsingin Punavuoreen. Helmikuussa Galleria Albert IX:n valloittaa Elli Maanpään värikkäät akryylimaalaukset. Ympäristöahdistus yhdistyy leikkimieliseen arjen nyrjäyttämiseen. Maalauspohjina toimivat muun muassa kierrätetyt diakuvat. Näyttelyn kruunaa kolme täydennettyä taulua. Ne

Invest In Nature

Elli Maanpää: 20 Cent Earth, Acrylic paint on 20 cent euro, 16x11cm, 2019

INVEST IN NATURE Elli Maanpää 2019 // 3 acrylic paintings on euro coins Earth: nature, forest and animals are our true abundance. Let’s invest our money, time and power wisely. These paintings are inspired by climate change activist Greta Thunberg’s ‘ Fridays for Future’ movement. Acrylic paintings on 20, 10 and 5 cent euro coins. EXHIBITIONS

Mermaids

Elli Maanpää: Mermaid: Mermaid: Soprano, Acrylic paint on wooden cutting board, 15x23cm, 2020

MERMAID Elli Maanpää 2019 // 3 acrylic paintings on wooden cutting boards I graduated from Turku Arts Academy in May 2019. I doodled these characters on the corner of my page on my last thesis seminars. For me they represent lightness and joy of the promise of the summer. I decided to paint them on the

Portrait of Tove Jansson

Elli Maanpää: Tove Jansson, acrylic on cardboard, 21x30cm, 2019

PORTRAIT OF TOVE JANSSON Elli Maanpää 2019 // Acrylic on cardboard I painted a portrait of my art idol and a national hero: Tove Jansson. She was a Finnish fine artist, painter, writer, comic artist and much much more. True creative jack of all trades. She has enlighten the world with her creative storytelling. To celebrate

Gardeners

Elli Maanpää: Gardener Contemplating, acrylic on cardboard, 20x20cm, 2019

GARDENERS Elli Maanpää 2019 // Acrylic on canvas In summer I was inspired by the nature’s ability to take care of itself: self-gardening. The plants turn their faces to the sun to absorb energy and when it rains they drink until they drop. These three paintings are called “Gardener Taking a Break”,  “Gardener Contemplating” and “Triumphant Gardener”.