Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

Tag: contemporary painting

Party Animals

Elli Maanpää: Party Animal, Acrylic paint on sparkling wine bottle cork, 23x28cm, 2020

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

Loop: The Bipolarity of Creativity

"Luuppi" Acrylic on canvas. Elli Maanpää. 30 x 40 cm. 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

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

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”.

Art Idols

Elli Maanpää Blog: Art Idols, 2018

I have a new set of Art Idols. Here is three artist who’s works I found and fell in love with recently. I also want to share why their works speak to me. They are both contemporary and historical painters. HENRI DE TOLOUSE-LAUTREC Let’s start from the turning point of visual arts – especially in