Elli Maanpää

Visual Artist

Tag: acrylic painting

After all, tomorrow is another day – Alice In Wonderland

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 MATERIAL: Acrylic on canvas SIZE: 100cm x 150mm YEAR: 2020 Acrylic painting of a woman in the cotton field ready to escape to the nature. I used blind contour technique in the sketching process. I had named the painting by the famous quote from the movie Gone

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

Objects Reimagined

Elli Maanpää: Butterfly Beneficiary, Acrylic paint on wooden teddy bear sailor photograph frame, 16x23cm, 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

Memories From My E-Travels

E-matkadia: Pakasaivo. Akryyli dialle. Elli Maanpaa. 2020

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

Pinnan yli -Taidenäyttely Art Exhibition Helsinki 18.-23.2.2020

Exhibition - Elli Maanpää: Pinnan yli - 18 to 23 Feb 2020 - Galleria Albert IX, Helsinki, Finland

ELLI MAANPÄÄ PINNAN YLI AIKA: 18. – 23. Helmikuu 2020 PAIKKA: Galleria Albert IX, Helsinki, Finland 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 avautuvat animaatioiksi AR-sovelluksen avulla. Elli Maanpää (s.1985

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


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


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”.

Upcoming Exhibition in Helsinki And Other December News

Elli Maanpää's Solo Exhibition in Gallery Albert IX in February 2020

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