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Kristiina Uusitalo on Artsy
Since the start of her career at the turn of the 1980s, Kristiina Uusitalo's main themes have included experiencing and depicting nature as a stage for human inner life. The paintings show an epiphany of understanding new possibilities while the mind still holds on to the idea of pure, untouched nature.
The forces of nature are at the centre of Uusitalo’s work, from experiencing sublime nature to succumbing to the forces of climate change.
The large, masterly brushstrokes and vivid, glimmering colours in Uusitalo’s paintings alter the scale of the landscape conveying forces greater than the human will.
Kristiina Uusitalo (b.1959) attended the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (1978-1982) after which she studied in Tyler School of Art (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA), from where she received her MFA diploma in 1988. In 2008 Uusitalo was awarded the State Prize for the Visual Arts.