Elli Maanpää

Visual Artist Elli Maanpää // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpää

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UHANALAISET in Kirjakahvila

Elli Maanpää, Uhanalaiset, Kirjakahvila, Eteiskabinetti, 2016

This is the fastest ever I’ve organized an exhibition. On last Tuesday I got an email that Eteiskabinetti in Kirjakahvila has no reservation for April. That if I wanted to I could hang my UHANALAISET paintings there. So I did do just that on Friday morning and now the UHANALAISET are in the walls of this

Pikkupanda of Finland

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Last but definitely not least the Pikkupanda of Finland (below in right) from the UHANALAISET exhibition. Tom of Finland (artist name of Touko Laaksonen) might very well be the most known artist from Finland internationally. His skilful homoerotic pencil drawings of sailors, cops and bikers were widely admired when he drew them during the 80’s and

Berberie

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Berberie (in right below) is another story from the whole UHANALAISET bunch. It’s not based on a one exact painting but instead on a series of paintings called Girls (Good heavens!) from the modern artist Katja Tukiainen from 2010. I found such a wonderful photograph of barbary macaque (which was my endangered muse in Berberie) resting one leg

Patient Emperor

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Toipuva keisari (Eng. Patient Emperor) – below in right – has also been one of the most loved paintings of the Uhanalaiset/Endangered -exhibition. It’s based on the atmospheric painting Toipilas (Eng. The Convalescent) – below in left – by famous Finnish female artist Helene Schjerfbeck from 1888. Again one of my biggest art idols. As the name

Dreaming about Amur

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As you wished I’m going to continue posting progress stories about the paintings for the UHANALAISET exhibition. It’s open until the 14th of September in the Karhulinna of Korkeasaari Zoo. This Unelmointia Amurista (Eng. Dreaming about Amur – in right below) was the 5th painting for the exhibition. It’s based on the famous Muumipeikko unelmoi (Eng.

Moments from the UHANALAISET Opening

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Yesterday was the opening of the UHANALAISET (Eng. Endangered) art exhibition in the Karhulinna in Korkeasaari Zoo. Here are photographs from the event taken by my beloved V. Kuula. Enjoy! Hey! It’s my painting and name in the poster. Cool.It was easy to smile. All ten paintings I did during this summer were here and

Virgin Snow

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Here is the making of -photographs of the painting Virgin Snow which is part of the UHANALAISET art exhibition. I was inspired by the great Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt’s painting of her French lover and muse Virginie from the year 1883. My muse was the very endangered and beautiful animal Snow leopard. Below you can see my progress

Elonaali

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Let’s continue with the Uhanalaiset / Endangered painting progress stories. For now on I’ll keep it mostly visual. This one is called Elonaali (in the picture below in right) and it was inspired by famous Finnish oat meal brand Elovena (the package in left). The original Elovena girl illustration was made by Joel Viktor Räsänen in 1925.

Ad Leo Astra

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Onpa sopivaa, että kirjoitan tätä blogipostausta Porista käsin, sillä tämänpäiväinen maalari-idolini on syntynyt täällä. Toinen maalaus Uhanalaiset -näyttelyyni on Akseli Gallen-Kallelan maaginen Ad Astra maalaus vuodelta 1907. Ad Astra tarkoittaa tähtiin. Ad Leo Astra ei tarkoita mitään Latinaksi, mutta minulle se tarkoittaa kohti leijonan tähteä. Maalauksen uhanalaisena tähtenä on aasianleijona (ilmeinen valinta hiussommitelman kannalta). It’s very