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. For her the various stages of the work, such as mixing the paint and the sound that it produces all establish their own meanings.

 

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

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

Night Swim
2020
oil on paper
30 x 23 cm

Red Ear, 2020
oil on paper
30 x 23cm

Anxiety Attack
2018
charcoal on paper
70 x 60 cm

Blue Chair
2020
oil on canvas
36,5 x 29,5 cm

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