KARITA KIVIKOSKI-VEIJALAINEN
Paintings
5.4.2008 – 27.4.2008

Towards new III, 2008
oil on canvas
130 x 40 cm

The allegorical works of Karita Kivikoski-Veijalainen (b.1968) have in earlier exhibitions focused on the plant world. She resumes this theme in the Fuschia and Little one´s dancing series. The empty rooms, windows, curtains and doors of the Innermost series become the artist´s inner spaces - they are studies into her own emotions. Kivikoski-Veijalainen says of her work:

It takes several years to conquer a new space as one´s personal inner world. Painting has helped me settle in at my new home. The works in the Innermost series connect me with my own environment, which no longer feels foreign. I am now part of my home. I am within, looking without. How much of a peek of the world do I dare take? How much of myself can I see? What do I want to see of the world? I make my choices. Do I limit the world? What am I prepared to encounter? These are the reflections and debates that I have addressed through painting. There are no answers, only an idea at some level of my own role in the choices.

The inspiration for the works in the Fuschia series came from cultivated fuschia plants. The intense colours and shapes of these plants fascinated me and got me interested in various hues of purple and lilac. Through the colours, I also examined the shapes of the inflorescences. I started to contemplate womanhood and growing into a woman. The Finnish name of the plant, which literally translates as ‘droplets of blood,´ speaks of the entire life cycle of womanhood and the stuff that womanhood is very much about.

Rauli Heino

Siirry sivun alkuun
kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_05

Within, 2007
oil on canvas
135 x 80 cm

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Within, 2007
oil on canvas
135 x 80 cm

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Within, 2007
oil on canvas
135 x 80 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_09

Within, 2007
oil on canvas
135 x 80 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_10

Inwards I, 2007
oil on canvas
105 x 105 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_11

Inwards II, 2008
oil on canvas
105 x 105 cm

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Towards new III, 2008
oil on canvas
130 x 40 cm

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Towards new II, 2008
oil on canvas
130 x 40 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_02

Towards new I, 2008
oil on canvas
130 x 40 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_18

Dance of the little ones I, 2006
oil on canvas
130 x 130 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_19

Dance of the little ones II, 2006
oil on canvas
130 x 130 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_16

Fuchsia ("Blood droplets") III, 2006
oil on canvas
130 x 105 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_15

Fuchsia ("Blood droplets") I, 2006
oil on canvas
130 x 115 cm

kivikoski-veijalainen/2008/Kivikoski-Veijalainen_12

Fuchsia ("Blood droplets") II, 2006
oil on canvas
130 x 105 cm

 
 
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