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Introduction


Introduction to artist Paula Puoskari´s work

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Introduction


Introduction to artist Paula Puoskari´s work

Paula puoskari
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I am a Helsinki-based visual artist. In my art an expressive mass-based approach to painting alternates with the rhythm of lines and dots. I am in search of a style of expression that penetrates the levels of time and touches the primitive. I depict a perspective that reaches both the surface and all of the layers underneath at the same time. My works are paintings on canvas and paper giants that rise to ceiling height.

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Paintings


Artist Paula Puoskaris paintings

Paintings


Artist Paula Puoskaris paintings

Paintings

What interests me about paintings on canvas is the weave that combines the power of the material, the delicacy of translucence and the rhythm of lines and dots. I mainly use oil and acrylic paints, but occasionally I also add ink and watercolor to my paintings. I may also add sculpture-like elements to my paintings. Sometimes intense layers of oil paint serve the purpose and other times I may, for example, create my paintings on a relief-like foundation that I have made from Japanese paper glued to the canvas.

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The Giants


Paula Puoskari´s giants

The Giants


Paula Puoskari´s giants

The Giants

I paint my giants on thin paper, for example Japanese paper or law book pages. The over 3-meter tall figures are created from several thin layers of acrylic paint, almost making the thin paper merge into the paint. Sometimes I work with acrylic paint and glue so that no paper is needed to paint the figures. In this case the giants are, entirely or at least in part, made from nothing but paint. My giants are characterized by elongated primitive shapes and a certain animal-like quality.