The long horizon – Tarja Heilimo and collecti
Tarja Heilimo is an experienced woodcut artist from Lappeenranta. Her work has always featured a powerful sense of expression. The strong, sometimes jagged, lines cut in birch plywood and layered oil paint surfaces elicit powerful emotions. Heilimo carves new layers into the same plate and/or makes overlapping coloured impressions using several plates on the same artwork, creating interesting layers, subtle views, secretive worlds where the mind can run free. The technique allows for surprises and happenstance in the end result. Each work evolves and seeks its ultimate form and expression during the work process. “The jagged nature of the printing plates and the end result are fascinating,” as she explains herself.
Tarja Heilimo (née Kiviniemi, formerly Korpela) was born in Pori in 1947. She has lived in the area – first in Lappeenranta and now Taipalsaari – for several decades. She was educated as a graphical artist in the 1980s at the Imatra School of Fine Arts. Her works have been included in dozens of national and international exhibitions since the 1980s. Community art, leaving a mark, inspires Heilimo in her work, which is why the exhibition includes elements that change and that will be created at workshops during the exhibition. At the same time, earlier artworks from Lappeenranta Art Museum’s collections will be displayed as comment pieces.
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