Anni Hurmila

Born in: Finland
Lives in: Tampere
Media: Painting, Installation, Mixed media, Drawing
Describe your art in three words: Life is beautiful
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Girls playing upon the shore

"Colors are important part of my paintings. When I'm drawing or using mixed media the pieces can be also black and white. Painting is still my main technique .My paintings are usually about the people. Subjects are from family albums, peoples on the street or even social media."

Mother and baby
What themes does your work involve?
The people, animals and nature. The people are usually doing something and on the move.
Describe your creative process.
I usually work in thematic series. The paintings starts from photograps. I usually start intuitively. At first a painting finds it's form quickly. Then I either stop and leave it more like sketch or continue with it longer. I usually like to continue, but sometimes I'm happy with the work quite fast.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
The people inspires me. The all kind of humans in different situations and positions. I'm also interested about landscapes and animals. Everything around me inspires me and I find beautiful things almost from everywhere. I have made art since a little girl. The art is self-clarity, necessity and way to live for me. The art is way to speak freely and poetically. I'm inspired of many artist in the history. The impressionists are one of my favorites.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Good art can be many different things. The great piece of art suprises and mesmerizes.
What is the role of the artist today?
I think I didn't choose art, art did choose me. The art is an important piece of human life and can never be meaningless.


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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