Essi Kuokkanen

Bad Day for a Dog Walker, 2020
oil on canvas
122 x 91 cm

In private collection

ESSI KUOKKANEN’S (b. 1991) paintings speak of sensitivity, introspection and sympathy. Their figures are often focused on their own thoughts with a downward, melancholy gaze. In her works the visible world and its norms are questioned, giving nature and everyday goods a human aspect. Beneath the sometimes humorous surface lies solemnity and depth. Kuokkanen perceives her creative process as a circular movement, where images, painting and text turn into one another and into something strange.

Smart Dog
2020
oil on canvas
60,5 x 45 cm

In Wihuri Foundation Collection

Blooming Snakes
4-6 June 2020
installation view

How It Feels Not to Be Seen, 2020
oil on paper
30 x 23

In private collection

Man Contemplating Important Stuff, 2018
oil on canvas
143 x 133 cm

Blooming Snakes, 2020
watercolour and oil on canvas
148 x 138 cm

Dogwalker, 2020
oil on paper
30 x 23cm

In private collection

Anxiety Attack, 2018
charcoal on paper
70 x 60 cm

Blooming Snakes
4-6 June 2020
installation view
photo: Jussi Tiainen

Lonely Lute, 2020
oil on canvas
122 x 143 cm

In private collection

Blooming Snakes
4-6 June 2020
installation view
photo: Jussi Tiainen

Magical thinking , 2018
charcoal on paper
23 x 23 cm

In private collection

Eyes Lingering, 2019
oil on canvas
54 x 43,5 cm

In private collection

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

Feeder
2021
oil on canvas
81 x 65 cm

Sourpuss
2020
oil and watercolour on canvas
120 x 79 cm

Lump in a Throat, 2020
acrylic, oil and watercolor on canvas
132 x 110 cm

Self-Watering Flowers
2020
oil on canvas
73,5 x 63 cm

Night Swim
2020
oil on paper
30 x 23 cm

Man Contemplating Important Stuff
2018
oil on canvas
143 x 133 cm

Sunset Swim, 2020
oil on paper
30 x 23 cm

Anxiety Attack
2018
charcoal on paper
70 x 60 cm

Light That Cuts You Open, 2020
oil on canvas
17,5 x 15,5 cm

Red Ear, 2020
oil on paper
30 x 23cm

U, 2020
oil on canvas
19 x 18 cm

Painting Lovers, 2020
oil on paper
30 x 23 cm

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