A self-learned contemporary mixed media artist from Finland.
My work is predominantly colorful, imaginative photomontages. It combines photos of nature and people with structural layers made using old photographs, my paintings, and sculptures.
I’m a student of life; I see beauty in nature, people, and the world around me, small details and complete view. Without the ability to actualize an idea or concept, art would not exist.
My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world I live in. I do not limit myself to one medium, style, or concept. It is a constant search for the best way to interpret beauty.
Inspiration and ideas change. My knowledge changes and grows. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension from the past, where I have come from and what I’ve learned, as well as a preview of the future, where I’m going.
My work is designed to encourage the viewer to make new discoveries with each look.
I am a passionate photographer; I see the world through the lens of my camera. I’ve studied painting and sculpture since 2008, and by combining these disciplines, I have created my own self-learned unique style.
If a viewer stops for just a moment to view and reflect on an artwork of mine, then I have succeeded in my work.
I participated in several joint art exhibitions (1990-2018) and sold my art also to private collections.
Caged In – Photomontage – Mixed Media
Squares-1- Mixed Media
Can you see me – Photomontage – Mixed Media
Emotions- Mixed Media
Sparkle – Photomontage – Mixed Media
JamesD – Photomontage – Mixed Media
City Life – Photomontage – Mixed Media
Pink Flowers – Mixed media
Underworld- Photomontage – Mixed Media
Mystery – Photomontage -Mixed Media
All images © Ritva Sillanmäki
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