PARTY ANIMALS Elli Maanpää 2020 // 3 acrylic paintings on sparkling wine corks I do like sparkling wine but I did not drink the wine these corks accompanied. I got these corks (there’s still about 300 left) from a friend of mine who worked in the cafe of the Helsinki City Theatre. I’d like to
Tag: contemporary art
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
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
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
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”.