1978, Jalasjärvi
Visual Artist, graphic artist/printmaker, painter, public artist, environmental artist
Puolukkapolku 4, 37130 Nokia
Artist’s Statement 

My brush is keen

in the voluptuous embrace of Russian pigment

I twirl its pungent tip

and with every fine fine hair entangle

the intoxicating mixture of distilled water and pure colour

My paintings are created following clues, by sensing delicate nuances and almost nonexistent shades. It is about subtle edging where colours and shapes determine the direction and the pace. The answers can be found in the painting itself but to find them one has to look long and intently.

The colours in my paintings are built of soft glazes layer upon layer upon layer. The language of form is simplified and strong. In my work forms keep referencing each other without an end, and colours breathe the strength of their layered existence.


Critique 3rd Dec 2010
By Raisa Jäntti, journalist and art critic

... this time paintings by Pia Feinik. And what kind of paintings: layered, dreamlike, mighty and mystical. In each of the paintings there are so many layers of time it would make your head spin (but as mine was already spinning after looking at the work of Heikkinen displayed on the other side of the gallery Feinik’s work rather brought me back to set time and place). I prayed in my mind that I would find pictures online, at least of The Crown (I and II), The Pollinator and The Gift. For they had something in them that hit me straight on without any hesitation (and images like that fare well online and make good critique illustrations, it is not often that you dare to expect a small picture to have such a strong and deep impact). And, oh, what luck: all the paintings can be found on the artist’s website!

Take a look at The Gift for example: there are two adorable bunny rabbits. But what else: the translucent skulls of the rabbits can be seen, we are shown two real rodents, organic creatures, who are alive and will one day die. And when you look even closer, the bunnies are holding something round between their teeth – a berry? And what is the gift the name refers to? What is this ritual we cannot take part in?

Conjoint people and animals (as in The Pollinator) reveal us as a part of life, its gushing change, movement, expansion. The same goes for the couplet The Crown I and The Crown II, in the first of which the crown is a crystal chandelier and in the other the antlers of a deer. Nature boasts its versatility.

In Feinik’s mystical and misty dark coloured world it feels like everything is alright. Although we may never know what lies behind it all, it is quite alright. Even though we do not even know ourselves, it is all alright. Not to worry. Close your eyes now, nothing bad will happen to you. Nothing bad.

Painting on canvas