MY ARTIST STATEMENT
For me art is not about making common sense. It’s beyond that. Art can explain the world, but never makes it too ready.
In my art I often observe “bodily mind”. Even my more abstract works resembles bodily forms.
I work with mixed media, but still tend to trust in oil colors. I can also vary the techniques if it is relevant for the interpretation of the work. Photography is kind of an avant-garde side plot of my works.
I love imperfection in all shapes. It is a cornerstone in my art. In my mind, the roughness opens up new meanings in the art for forms and beauty. By painting this way I also want to keep up the viewer’s interest.
When I manage to add some oddities in to my paintings, both the punk and imperfectionism, it’s my style of cooking, my spicy art soup is ready to be served!
Art has been walking by my side all my life but to be a professional artist took a bit longer journey for me than was initially planned. I started art studies in high school but in my second year I decided to drop out. Decades later I came to square one and started to study painting in a private art school in Helsinki. Before I graduated as an artist I worked in event organizing field as an event coordinator and a producer for 18 hectic years. During those years I have had a chance to get know and observe culture scene in Finland in many variable ways.
I work in a small cozy studio by the sea in Espoo, Finland. In the future I’m interested in studying audio visual arts alongside contemporary art. Mixed media will be most probably my technique. Projects and artist residences abroad are in my plans in the near future.
Saatchi Art : https://www.saatchiart.com/tanjanyo
ARTICLES AND OTHER LINKS:
Artist’s Directory listing in Aestethica Magazine October/November 2018 Issue.