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Announcing Maria Pääkkönen’s Exhibition “Sea Dreams”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Sea Dreams by Maria Pääkkönen on March 24 (Saturday) & 25 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Maria Pääkkönen is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She finished her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arts Helsinki in 2016.
In 2016-2017 she was working in The Netherlands for 15 months as a participant of Jan van Eyck Academie’s residency program. The artist works with drawing, installation and durational drawing performance. She explores topics like impermanence, time, memory and nature through her main material, paper and it’s behavior and fragility. The memory-based drawings construct spaces and atmospheres that hover over the imaginary line between material and immaterial worlds.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Walking on the beach
On the sand patterns made by the ocean waves
and sun dried seaweed
Passing by the mountain side
fog covering the mountain tops, rain coming
Back to the studio again

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Maria Pääkkönen “Sea Dreams”
Date: March 24(Saturday), 25(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 24th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Maria Pääkkönen

Maria Pääkkönen (Finland) Residency: March 2018

Maria Pääkkönen is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She finished her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arts Helsinki in 2016.
In 2016-2017 she was working in The Netherlands for 15 months as a participant of Jan van Eyck Academie’s residency program. The artist works with drawing, installation and durational drawing performance.

The drawing process itself and the space in which it takes place play a significant part in her work. She explores topics like impermanence, time, memory and nature through her main material, paper and it’s behavior and fragility. The memory-based drawings construct spaces and atmospheres that hover over the imaginary line between material and immaterial worlds.

During her residency period she will explore the surroundings and nature around Studio Kura working both outside in the landscape and inside the studio.

– Maria Pääkkönen’s website

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