SARI KARJALAINEN

SARI KARJALAINEN


1969,
Visual Artist
Helsinki
+358 50 5411012
sarikstudio(at)gmail.com
Bio     

2001 Visual Artist
Professional Level in Painting
[Vapaa Taidekoulu]
The Free Art School of Helsinki

2001 M.A.
University of Helsinki

2003 - 2006 Researcher
in LANGNET-Post Graduate School,
University of Helsinki

2006 and 2007
Japanese Unpitsu-painting studies
in New York

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As an artist, the stance she has taken is the one as simply documenting (mostly) real events and elements of everyday life through painting. Sometimes it is a pure process of thinking (or total lack of it!), rather than perception, that is developed to a picture. Her artistic work include expressive ‘still lifes’ - produced with impressional state of mind.

Along with the visual art, she has worked in the research field. Her research deals with early human interaction, and especially, the questions of shared understanding and co-constructing the topic arising from the pictures.

Inspired by Japanese Unpitsu-painting and fascinated by the co-constructive and communicative element of interaction on the painting that is collaboratively produced, she is trying to handle the phenomena of both individuality and interaction in artistic work.

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Her works are included in the the State Art Collection, Suomen Ympäristökeskus SYKE and collections of Nokia Oyj, SOK, Princely Family of Liechtenstein and several private collections.

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The latest solo exhibition was held 2010 in Kulmagalleria in Helsinki.

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