Päivyt Niemeläinen

"Impressions, miracles, and phenomena of nature, old great stories in the history, and human life – in good and bad - are the focus of my art."

Misty Morning, 2016 Mixed media relief painting 59 x 79 cm

Living in Helsinki, Finland, Päivyt Niemeläinen is a mixed media artist working in a variety of media. She first graduated as a Textile Artist and then earned her Master of Arts at Helsinki University. Niemeläinen has designed textiles, print fabrics and posters, she has written scripts for TV movies and since 2000 has had solo art shows in Finland, Germany, and France. With participation in group shows in Austria, Australia, Brazil,  Bulgaria, China,  England,  Denmark,  Finland, France, Germany,  Italy, Japan, Malta, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the USA, Niemeläinen is a member of Circle Foundation for the Arts ARTEC-Artmondial Association, France, Kunst Stuttgart International, Germany, MUU Artists’ Association, Finland, Society Viipuri Artists, Finland and The Finnish Watercolour Society, Finland. 

Bridges of Sunset, 2006 Mixed media 55 x 75 cm

Giulietta, 2013 Oil on canvas 65 x 50 cm

Iris, 2006  Watercolor on paper 56 x 36 cm

Barcarole, 2012 Mixed media on board 51 x 100 cm

"Impressions, miracles, and phenomena of nature, old great stories in the history, and human life – in good and bad - are the focus of my art. Over the past few years, I have made current anti-war art against greediness for money and violent oppression. These artworks act as a comment on behalf of peace. Oil paintings and mixed media techniques are my main methods. Moreover, I have researched pre-historical techniques, which I have adapted in working to broaden my expression. My three-dimensional paintings, like Misty Morning, are made of transportation materials. First I make relief on board, then priming and painting.  In these relief works, I try to find the balance between plastic form and painting."

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