Elina Merenmies

Garden, 2015
tempera and oil on canvas
169 x 278 cm

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.

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

Ascete, 2017–2018
tempera and oil on canvas
172 x 105 cm

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

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

Ystävä, 2013
ink on paper
31 x 24 cm

Breath of Life
1–25 Sep 2016
exhibition view at Galerie Anhava

Breath of Life
1–25 Sep 2016
exhibition view at Galerie Anhava

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

Etre Vivant, 2009
tempera and oli on canvas
160 x 140 cm

White Phosphorus, 2009
ink on paper
50 x 38 cm

A Peek, 2015
ink on handmade paper
47 x 33 cm

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