Tiina Kivinen – Graphics og installation
Opening: 21. may at 15.00 (– 30. april 2023)

About the artist

Tiina Kivinen is a visual artist and printmaker based in Finland. She was the first person to receive the Queen Sonja Print Award in 2012. She has held solo exhibitions in Dalslands kunstmuseum, Sweden (2016); Kunstverket Galleri, Oslo (2013); and Galerie Arktika, Marktoberdorf, Germany (2011); as well as several solo exhibitions in Finland. Her work has been presented at many international group shows over the last twenty years. Most recently at The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts (2016;, the 20. Triennale Grenchen, Switzerland (2015); and Triennale européenne de l’éstampe contemporaine, France (2013); as well as the FIG, Bilbao, Spain (2013).

Nature offers Kivinen most of her motifs. She depicts nature in a very strong and emotional way. She creates moods and moments to be identified with and grasped.

The glimpses of animals and the small people, who seem to have accidentally ended up in the works, bring out empathetic feelings in the viewer. Motion, especially dancing, is another strong subject depicted by Kivinen.

The choreographies with twirls are depicted in the works as powerful silhouettes, or as rapidly swirling lines.Kivinen combines dancing and nature and manages to depict them both delicately and romantic.

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Tiina Kivinen ‘s works can be found in several public collections, including Moderna Museet, Stockholm; The British Museum, London; Serlachius Museum, Mänttä; and H.M. Queen Sonja Art Collection, Norway.

Veikko Halmetoja Art critic

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