Leena Nousiainen Art
I'm a Finnish born (1970 in Oulu, Northern Finland) contemporary fine art painter in France, finding my inspiration in our history, literature, mythology, poetry, theater, and music - in humanity - in all its good and its bad.
My first touch with art and painting was the Christmas 1976; I got a book of Edvard Munch's work in my hands (it was a xmas gift to my mother) and I was so impressed, it was like a revelation, to see that something like that exists! I was 6 years old. Munch's work opened me a whole world of painting, and I knew I wanted to do the same - - - still got that book in my studio.
So I made my art oriented high school studies in Oulu, and professional studies in classic and modern art in Helsinki, in Finland. I've been doing exhibitions in Europe since 1998 - link to updated list here.
For me the painting is an endless research of expression and parallel stories hidden in us - complex mirrors of ourselves - often with a touch of sweet, dark decadence. Because that's what we are: mostly trying our best to survive, yet tempted by the irresistible darkness. I find that very interesting in the human nature; instinct to live but then again, underneath there's a taste for destruction.
I paint with high quality acrylic paint on canvases, and I use also charcoal, pastels and spray paint. Mostly I work with my hands and sponges, with a spray bottle of water, and not so much with brushes.
I don't use models or any photographic material.
*I would be excited to paint an art work directly on a wall - private or public space - please, don't hesitate to contact me, if you have a interesting project in mind: let's talk!
I'm living and working in France, Orléans, and have a little studio in Couleur 136 which is a local cultural association.
I do exhibition projects in all Orléans area with several artist associations, and around Europe in galleries. I sell my art directly from my work shop, and online worldwide.
*Please, feel free to contact me for a project - or - for example for a work shop visit (in English & en Français ) - for small groups or individuals.
You can find me on Instagram as well as in Facebook!
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