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.
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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.