The Baltic Sea is fragile and dramatic environment – one which the artist seas everyday from her base in Helsinki. To capture its ever shifting moods, she painted aquerelles onto wet paper.
“Imagine the Baltic Sea on a stormy day, and this is what Vartiainen captured in this work,” writes our Creative Director, Oliver Green. “She shows that wallpaper can transport you – to a place, a mood and a moment.”
We love this modern trompe l’oeil piece by Inka Ikavalko. It celebrates the perfection in imperfection, and is part of a series conceived around what might have been left behind.
“Wallpaper can be witty and stylish and a talking point,” writes our Creative Director, Oliver Green, “but it takes talent to do this. Inka has created a truly modern piece, perfect for any dining space in or out of the home.”
Unexpectedly, this piece brings together a technique from the surrealists – grattage – and a classical look of tapestry. Created by Scandinavian artist, Hanna Kaisa Korolainen, its a truly beautiful and luxurious piece.
“What a special and dramatic piece this is,” writes our Creative Director, Oliver Green. “It’s full of soul and the human touch – a piece to hang and admire for years to come.”
A canvas at an angle. Acrylic paints. Gravity. Sometimes the most unexpected things can create real beauty – but that’s the wonder of the natural processes so that so often influence Scandinavian artist Anna Alanko’s work.
“This piece has such softness to it – it’s like someone’s thoughts rendered onto a canvas,” writes our Creative Director, Oliver Green, “but change the colour palette and the mood changes with it.”
We love the fragility in this piece. The subject matter of mother and child, along with the translucence of the draughtmanship, make it a touching and engaging piece. Created by Scandinavian artist Teija Vartiainen, it can bring a little Nordic beauty and mystery into the home.