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Arja Välimäki: Woven Ocean

Where
Art2Muse Gallery
Art2Muse Gallery
357 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW 2028
Corner of Manning Road and New South Head Road
When

Mondays, Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am to 5pm Saturdays, 9am to 4pm Tuesday 15 September to Monday 28 September

Cost

Free

Art2Muse Gallery presents 'Woven Ocean' by Finnish artist Arja Välimäki.

Välimäki's paintings depict abstracted underwater scenes where schools of fish swim and swirl in harmony. The impressionist application of a single colour per brush-stroke, each representing a fish, works to create a varied depth of field and an almost three-dimensional appearance. In vibrant blues and greens with pops of red, yellow or magenta, Välimäki’s paintings are alive with movement, texture and colour.

_"My painting practice explores my connection and love towards nature, especially the ocean. Underwater scenes are full of movement, texture and bold colour. The titles of the paintings reveal my inspiration: schools of fish swirling around. I apply my brush strokes while in a Zen-like state of mind, where my mood dictates the final mark making. This practice is performed in solitude to sustain the focused, relaxed and joyful mental state. The colours I use are instinctively chosen to create an almost three-dimensional effect on the two-dimensional canvas surface. Recently, I have incorporated a new technique to soften areas of the paintings and to further the depth of field. I love exploring and experimenting with the mediums I choose to achieve a visual feast in the viewer’s eye." – _Arja Välimäki

The exhibition will run both in the gallery and online.

Covid-19 safe guidelines

Art2Muse is a registered Covid-19 safe business and we can accommodate up to 6 guests in the gallery. If you are unwell, we kindly ask you stay home until you are feeling better.

All artworks are available to view online and we offer a range of complimentary contactless services. Please email us for further information.

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