Elina Merenmies

Everything Sings, 2018–2019
tempera and oil on canvas
170 x 278 cm

In private collection

ELINA MERENMIES (b. 1967) creates a world of her own with her works. A world that is strange and frightening, beautiful and comforting. The figures in her ink drawings are stripped of their “good behaviour”. Perhaps that is why they are so disturbing, with such strong influence, arousing admiration, fear and sympathy. In her oil and tempera paintings the themes range from forests and sphinxes to brides and strange figures that require more contemplation. Everything is painted in a fine and refined manner, washed with a wide brush or using marten hair.

Last Dance, 2016-2019
tempera and oil on canvas
166 x 146 cm

In private collection

Valley of Vision, 2010-2013
tempera and oil on canvas
169 x 278 cm

In Niemistö Foundation Collection

Closer, 1995–2016
tempera and oil on canvas
46 x 38 cm

In private collection

Pile of Bones, 2019
ink on handmade paper
53 x 79 cm

In private collection

Yön kukat, 2017
oil and tempera on canvas
51 x 39 cm

In Niemistö Foundation Collection

Man Tree, 1997-2011
tempera and oil on canvas
97 × 146 cm

The Melancholy of an Old Lady, 2014
tempera and oil on canvas
171 x 105 cm

In Saastamoinen Foundation Collection

Jungle, 2016
tempera and oil on canvas
51 x 38 cm

In private collection

Thoughts, 2016
71 x 50,5 cm
ink on handmade paper

In private collection

Baby Cloud, 2016
tempera and oil on canvas
51,5 x 38,5 cm

In private collection

Sketch III, 2017
wax crayon and oil pastel on paper
20 x 14 cm

Baroque Self-portrait, 2011
oil on canvas
38 × 30 cm

In Helsinki Art Museum collection

Selection of available works. For the full list, please contact galerie(at)anhava.com

Glee, 2019
ink on handmade paper
76 x 50 cm

Prophet’s Fire, 2013-2014
ink on handmade paper
100 x 100 cm

Bear Cloud, 2018
tempera and oil on canvas
42 x 33 cm

Summer Night, 2016
tempera and oil on canvas
146 x 97 cm

Kissed, 2016
ink on handmade paper
15 x 12 cm

Striver of Wilderness, 1997-2019
tempera and oil on canvas
150 x 100 cm

Victor, 2016-2019
tempera and oil on canvas
171 x 104,5 cm

Shine, 2009
ink on paper
24,5 x 34cm

Who are you?, 2016
ink on handmade paper
51 x 37 cm

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