Riikka Soininen Se fler bilder2015-11-07 - 2015-11-25
Riikka Soininen "Silence" måleri 7-25 november
"I studied art in Florence and architecture in University of Oulu. All that comes together when I paint. I get my subjects from all over, clouds, stones, glimpses of color.
During the summer I paint by the sea, during the winter at my windy attic, from where I can see the sun go down very very early. My major inspiration is the light, how it reflects from frozen surfaces, be it water, leaves or houses.
I paint mostly with oil color, and use a variety of metal leafs underneath, or sometimes in between the layers of paint. I prefer aluminium leaf, for it creates an unpredictable layer to the work. So when the lights go off, or when the winter is at its darkest, the painting takes even the tiniest blink of light and so has a life on its own, even in the darkest room. It can be something completely different from what it is during the daylight-hours. I love that!
The oil color I use is pure pigment and oil. So when you give a painting an hour or so of your time, you can see the colors beneath the colors of the surface to come alive. My paintings may have up to 60 layers of color on them, and from the surface you can not tell at once, what colors there are hiding down below.
So the slower the painting has become completed, the slower it seems to open up to a viewer. Plus of course the reflections, that change the color-scheme, be it a wall up in front, or the color of your clothes. So in a sense, you become part of the painting you are looking at."