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
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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 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”.
December News: Upcoming exhibition in Helsinki, new painting studio and Art Tips Advent Calendar in Instagram. UPCOMING EXHIBITION I’m going to have solo show called “Beyond the Surface” in Galleria Albert IX in Helsinki. The dates were just confirmed to be from 18th to 23rd of February 2020. Welcome to the opening on the 18th
AUGMENTED PAINTING Augmented painting: Elli Maanpää 2019 // 3 paintings with 2D animation Augmented painting combines acrylic painting with 2D animation trough augmented reality. They are inspired by Maanpää’s Finnish roots. Finnish idioms are famous for their pessimistic undertone. Like for example “Whoever is happy should hide it.” Maybe it’s time to give the idioms a second viewpoint. What if
PANDA OF FINLAND Last year two giant pandas – named Lumi and Pyry – moved from China to Ähtäri Zoo in Finland. It was a big event especially for the South Ostrobothnia region. Suomen lomamajat commissioned me to make paintings inspired by the mighty animals to their rental cottage Mustikka (Eng. Blueberry) near Ähtäri Zoo.
TYRANNOSSAURUS TIETTA Tyrannosaurus Tietta is a custom request painting. Painted with acrylics and oil pastels on wood board 2017.
ROYAL ANIMAL PORTRAITS Royal Animal Portraits are inspired by Dutch 17th century portraits. I painted sphynx, bulldog and frog with their favourite present. I’ve painted them with acrylics on cardboard and published as Christmas cards by Joulukorttikauppa 2016.
CATISM Acrylic paintings and prints: Elli Maanpää 2012 Catism series was my 2nd take on making the art history more animalistic. This time I shared my love for cats. I was inspired by artists I admire: Magritte, Matisse, Kahlo, Schjerfbeck and Warhol. Series was exhibited in Pori Arzz art exhibition in Generaattorigalleria in Pori and later in Runo in Tampere 2012.