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Anna Tuori: Paintings

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Anna Tuori: Paintings

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44,90 

Garret Publications, 2017
230 x 300 mm
120 pages
Designed by Johanna Lundberg

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Garret Publications is proud to present Paintings by Anna Tuori, one of the most original and versatile Finnish painters of her generation. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of this continually evolving painter and her playful, intriguing and melancholic oddball world, the center of which is always the painting. Paintings is divided into four parts, each of which approaches Tuori’s multifaceted paintings from a different, unique angle.

‘There is loyalty to realism in this work. But what is realism? Here, it is not about likeness to an outside world, but it points to credibility in the representation of a state of mind, and to the look that fits to it. If a painting gets too comfortable, the artist will question it. It has to be a fresh creation, with urgency, connecting the viewer to the here and now. Tuori does not formulate any rules, and yet it seems that she is often looking for a rule transgression, to move away from what is already known or mastered. There are frivolous adornments in her work, pleasures of paint. There are disturbances, incongruous figuration, moments of melancholy, or silly jokes. A single eye appears out of the blue, a hand trembles itself to unnatural proportions, shaking colors. The works have a lot of details that do not initially seem to be so important, but together they form the mood, and regulate the attention over the canvas away from just one narrative, one center. There are always different sides and perspectives to the story, a reason to touch the painting once more. There is boldness and confidence in the paintings, just as there is doubt and hesitation. After all, it is existential painting; one can sense the underlying void. And yet the works tell us not to take it all too seriously.’
– Jurriaan Benschop, Paintings