Country: Finland  
Seppo Vaananen

    1.Remantes of a scul, 2005 watercolour 95x80 cm euro 1000    2.Blue moment, 2008 watercolour 68x90 cm euro 1000   3.Memories of a scul, 2010 watercolour 57x70 cm euro 800   4.Currents, 2009 watercolour 55x72 cm euro  800   5.Delta birches, 2010 watercolour 55x72 cm euro 800   6.Dock by the river, 2011 watercolour 30x40 cm euro 600   7.March, 2010 watercolour 45X65 cm euro 800   8.In the evening, 2011 watercolour 50x60 cm euro 800   9.January, 2011 watercolour 52X64 Cm euro 800   10.Dock, 2011 watercolour 56x65 cm euro 900



Context of my art

The natural environment has played a paramount role in my art. I am interested in natural phenomena in their purest forms as well as the human imprints on nature. The instances when nature overtakes human cultures over time by consuming and rotting old structures and borders fascinate me.

I have lived all my life on lakeshores. I ponder over different forms of water in my works of art. Water snow and ice are elements which constantly reshape the northern landscape. Our ability to read nature is slowly disappearing as we live less and less on its terms. For me art allows a consideration of my own relationship with nature. Sometimes I get so near to its true essence it is nearly within reach. Nature however still riddles me as I have lost my ability to sense it instinctively. I am not a bear a fish or a bird.

Seppo Vaananen





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