Snake in the Grass Blue

2022
Eggyolk, acrylics and airbrush on linen
100 x 90 cm
39.4 x 35.4 in
Unique
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Everyday life is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Heidi Ukkonen (°1980, Sweden). The artist translates the many impressions of her surro...

Everyday life is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Heidi Ukkonen (°1980, Sweden). The artist translates the many impressions of her surroundings into a suggestive visual language that comes across as estranging. The use of different materials also plays an important role in her creative process. Not infrequently, this artistic choice gives her paintings a graphic quality. As a basis for her paintings, Ukkonen chooses various mediums such as linen, canvas, cardboard, and wood. Each composition is given shape and colour by using different paints: egg tempera, acrylic and spray paint. The mix always guarantees a lively image and results in a painted collage. Ukkonen's art captures the viewer's gaze. This happens through the composition of everyday motifs in an illogical context. The relationship between the visual elements and their references is broken. The motifs take on an identity of their own, often graphic in feel. The viewer's emotional world is also sharpened by the multitude of textures and colours. In a wonderful way, Ukkonen's work turns our gaze inwards.

Heidi Ukkonen explores through her paintings themes of the mundane such as relationships, anguish, and suffering. These depictions are represented through playfully deformed animations within the life of modern society. Her works are built using materials such as acrylic, oil paint, and spray paint which adds and builds texture to her works. Most of her inspiration derives from her life living in the vibrant city of Antwerp where she has worked since graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Her thought process begins towards the end of each day and through trial and error, explosive, colourful and humorous works are brought about. Drawing knowledge and inspiration of the works of Philip Guston, Henri Matisse and Hieronymus Bosch she aims to bring her audience into a world where the usual becomes unusual , where the ugly becomes beautiful and where pain becomes humour.

This work is in excellent condition with no discernible condition issues. Detailed condition report available upon request.

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