MARIKA KAARNAPaintings 5.4.2008 – 27.4.2008

A hot day, 2008
oil and acrylic on canvas
130 x 130 cm

The works of Marika Kaarna (b. 1966) suggest na´ve and surrealist influences. Despite their na´ve style, Kaarna┤s pieces are more than just representations of everyday life. Rather, they often offer comment, take a stance. Motifs that at first may appear childlike transcend themselves to become universal and timeless. Kaarna says of the magical world created in her paintings:

Once upon a time in a city, in two neighbourhoods very close to one another, there lived a black sheep and a white sheep. So little did they know of one another that they might as well have lived on different planets. Sometimes, as the white sheep grazed on its lettuce patch it could smell smoke and thought to itself: "Couldn┤t those black sheep just quit smoking and do something useful instead?" It once happened that a black sheep accidentally burned down a church and another crashed a party given by a princess.

Rauli Heino

 
  • kaarna/2008/Kaarna_HYVA_PAIMEN

    The good shepherd searching for his flock, 2007
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 130 cm

  • kaarna/2008/Marika_Kaarna_HUONO_PUUTARHURI

    Bad gardener, 2007
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 130 cm

  • kaarna/2008/Marika_Kaarna_CHEF

    Chef, 2007
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 130 cm

  • kaarna/2008/Marika_Kaarna_KUUMA_PAIVA

    A hot day, 2008
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 130 cm

  • kaarna/2008/Marika_Kaarna_KUMMALLINEN_KUKKA

    Strange flower, 2008
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 170 cm

  • kaarna/2008/Marika_Kaarna_KUOKKAVIERAS

    Party crasher, 2008
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 170 cm

  • kaarna/2008/Marika_Kaarna_SAUHUA_SALAATTIA

    Smoke and sallads, 2007
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 170 cm

  • kaarna/2008/Marika_Kaarna_ULKOILUTTAMASSA_ETANOITA

    Snail walkies, 2008
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    130 x 170 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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