The Strange World of Riikka Sormunen

by JL SchnabelPosted on

The narrative paintings of Helsinki born artist Riikka Sormunen vibrate with an unusual moodiness. Her characters, some based on imagined, ideal versions of herself and variations of her husband, wear intricate clothing and are often depicted amidst a moment of action or reflection. These strange moments are often infused with a subtle darkness, set in natural landscapes, anchoring the paintings within a familiar context but bearing objects or features slightly off, adding to the dramatic tension of each piece.

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