Artists

Maiju Salmenkivi
Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

Fantasy meets reality in Maiju Salmenkivi’s contemporary expressionistic landscapes. In her paintings strongly coloured skies and grounds are collading with anonymous human figures in urban settings. She uses daily observations, including global phenomenons from news imagery, as the pictorial starting point of her work. In addition to everyday experiences and smaller-scale events, mass meetings and crowds are a recurrent subject in Salmenkivi’s works. A playful, layered, painting process results as imaginative scenery in the paintings instead of a feel of illustrativiness.

Maiju Salmenkivi (b. 1972, Espoo) graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (MFA) in 2003. Since then she has exhibited widely in solo and collective exhibitions in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. Her works are represented in Finland’s leading collections, including those of EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection.

Exhibitions

3.11.-3.12.2017
3.6.-3.7.2016
6.2.-1.3.2015
7.6.-7.7.2013
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Works

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