Paula Ollikainen: A bird's shadow in the sky
In her works, Paula Ollikainen deals with ways of perceiving reality. The starting point of the exhibition has been three-dimensional modeling of natural situations and events.
In Ollikainen’s paintings, the framing of natural science dioramas takes the viewer to the edge of a new interpretation. Through different compositions, we see parts of the world that we have not experienced before. Imitations of nature, built and illuminated with artificial light, are one of the forms of representing reality. The themes of the paintings are also more broadly related to ideas about what is original, what is true, and how the delineation of something can colour the truth. An interesting consideration from the point of view of painting is painting as a form of sharing and repeating observations.Paula Ollikainen (born 1973) is a visual artist working in Tampere. Her main technique is oil painting. Ollikainen graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, in 2014, and has held several solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Her work is included in public and private collections.Rikhardinkatu 1, 00130 Helsinki