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Iidu Tikkanen

Where do you get your inspiration?

Jätkä 1 11.7.-26.7.2015

Iidu Tikkanen
Galleria Huuto – Jätkä 1
11.7. – 26.7.2015

“An artist’s criterion should be, in addition to making a living, creating more pleasant feelings and the viewer’s own innovativeness. That kind of art is successful today, not some self-evident facts and sharing of gloom.”

“I am learning to see. I don’t know why it is, but everything enters me more deeply and doesn’t stop where it once used to. I have an interior that I never knew of. Everything passes into it now. I don’t know what happens there… Have I said it before? I am learning to see. Yes, I am beginning. It’s still going badly. However, I intend to make the most of my time.”
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

Iidu Tikkanen has got her inspiration for her new paintings from chandeliers and masking tape. Tikkanen has painted chandeliers before, but in her latest pieces she plays with the theme more freely. The history of painting is full of portrayals of chandeliers, but almost always they have the role of a mere extra. Tikkanen has turned the focus on them, making them the main subject of her paintings.

Tikkanen combines the graphic marks left by tape with the random pouring and splashing of paint, resulting in layered images wavering between abstract and figurative. Tikkanen’s new works are also inspired from the artist’s youth. The color schemes are, in particular, based on the visual culture of the 80s and 90s.

Iidu Tikkanen (b. 1983) is a Helsinki-based artist who graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. Tikkanen has had exhibitions, for example, at Tm-Gallery and Gallery Jangva in Helsinki and she has taken part in the Young Artists 2013 exhibition as well as group exhibitions in Berlin and New York. Her works are included in the collections of the Finnish State and Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art.

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