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Photo: Sami Korkiakoski

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Photo: Sami Korkiakoski

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Photo: Sami Korkiakoski

 
Sami Korkiakoski
ART EDUCATION
1978, SWEDEN

SERIOUS PLAY, A LOOK AT MY PAINTING PROCESS AND ITS FINAL RESULTS
Statement
My final thesis work consists of contemplation and self-reflection on my paintings and my working process. A painting performance at Galleria Huuto and an exhibition at Galleria Jangva in autumn 2005 formed a part of the thesis. My aim was to learn more about my painting process, a game that is not always so much fun, but hard work. I wanted to see my process and works from afar, see what I have done, why and how? What is important in my painting process? What is the structure of my motifs and images? My aim was to collect my thoughts and my paintings, to see where I am.
Biography
Known for his colourful paintings, Sami Korkiakoski (b. 1978) is an expressionist, who threads the middle ground between the representational and the abstract. His paintings combine a whirlwind of colours and drawn lines. Some artworks contain text, sometimes legible, sometimes the wrong way around, or disappearing under thick layers of paint. The paintings depict Korkiakoski’s inner world. They tell of feelings, and show images of love, passion, happiness, sorrow, anxiety, and longing. Turning the canvas is important to Korkiakoski’s painting process, which is evident as worlds sideways or upside-down. Korkiakoski has had ten solo exhibitions since 2002 and participated in numerous group exhibitions. His works can be found in the collections of Sara Hildén Art Museum and others.
Contact information
+358 50 490 1531
sami.korkiakoski(at)gmail.com
www.samikorkiakoski.com
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