• Saija Koponen: Me as Flamboyant, öljy ja tempera kankaalle, 205 cm x 205 cm, 2018. Kuva: Jussi Tiainen
  • Saija Koponen: A Cloud Minder III, öljy kankaalle, 24 cm x 27 cm, 2018, kuva: Jussi Tiainen
  • Saija Koponen: A Cloud Minder II, öljy kankaalle, 27 cm x 27 cm, 2018, kuva: Jussi Tiainen
  • Saija Koponen: A Cloud Minder I, öljy kankaalle, 24 cm x 27 cm, 2018, kuva: Jussi Tiainen
  • Saija Koponen: Don't take offence at my Innuendo, öljy ja tempera kankaalle, 205 cm x 205 cm, 2018, kuva: Jussi Tiainen
  • Saija Koponen: Sense, öljy ja tempera kankaalle, 205 cm x 205 cm, 2018, kuva: Jussi Tiainen
  • Saija Koponen: David's Child, öljy kankaalle, 126 cm x 100 cm, 2018, kuva: Jussi Tiainen
  • Saija Koponen: INNUENDO
  • Saija Koponen: INNUENDO
  • Saija Koponen: INNUENDO

Saija Koponen

INNUENDO

Huuto II 28.9.-21.10.2018

Saija Koponen
INNUENDO
28.9.-21.10.2018

Paintings, portions of meaning

My exhibition contains observations of humans, oneself and the environment. The shapes created on the canvas have been fed by empathy, curiosity, mental images and the giving of meaning as well as prejudices and misconceptions. The works have been inspired by bodily experiences, music, movies, popular culture, visual arts and daily life.

I want to be able to say something universal and create works that serve as peer support for a viewer’s experience of the world. I am interested in the overlapping of thoughts and meanings and different ways of depicting things. I don’t copy things, I make observations and thoughts visible. For me, a painting is abstract even if it contains representational elements.

— Saija Koponen, 19 August 2018

In her paintings, Saija Koponen (b. 1980, Lohja) deals with being a human, corporeality and ways of thinking. Koponen earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in 2009. Since 2010, she has lived and worked in Helsinki. Koponen has had several solo exhibitions and taken part in various group and joint exhibitions. Most recently, her works have been on display during the spring of 2018 at an exhibition organized by the Finnish Art Agency at Restaurant Sunn and at the demolition house exhibition A Home Named Krimi in Imatra. Her previous gallery exhibition was at tm•gallery in Helsinki from December 2016 until January 2017.

Further information:
www.saijakoponen.fi
www.instagram.com/nenopok
saija(at)saijakoponen.fi
+358 50 549 4597