MOMENTS ARE RULED BY LIGHT IN THE PAINTINGS OF TAMARA PIILOLA
In her paintings, Tamara Piilola (b. 1977) takes us into moments and a state of mind where light unfolds everywhere in its surroundings. Light burns through flying feathers, gleams in between the leaves in a forest path, where its old pearls appear. The branches of trees and leaves of plants sparkle in endless shades of color, revealing the shadows that hide in their roots.
Piilola is often asked where are the places in her paintings. However, these places are not real, but they exist in the unconscious – somewhere out there, where ideas comes from, Piilola responds.
The artist is inspired by different art forms: music, movies, literature, and art history. She uses several pictures in assembled collages, out of which she outlines an individual image. These graphic and still paintings hide inside them a sturdy structure.
Tamara Piilola is a Fine Arts graduate from the Turku University of Applied Sciences. She continued her studies at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, and is currently sudying in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Her exhibitions have been showcased in many significant Finnish and international galleries and museums, most recently at the Purnu Art Centre in Orivesi and the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, and others such as the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2008), and the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome (2008).
The Finnish National Council of Visual Arts has supported the exhibition.