The Artist was born in South Ostrobothnia but has now been living in Helsinki for Years.
Piirto has developed a rich personal vision which he transports into his art often with a very figurative way. His art mesmeririzes with its positive light, movement and joie de vivre.
In Tapani Piirto's own words:
– Painting has never been just a job for me, it's also a passion and therapy, in its way also a meaning for living.
– A person is at her best when she forgets herself and just lets things flow.
– When I get carried a way with painting, I don't even think about sleeping. The night falls but I continue working, letting music play in the background. Sometimes I find myself holding the brush in the small hours. The always so inviting canvas fills little by little with lines, colours and light. Sometimes a dancing couple materializes on the canvas, moving though my head and hands, almost in secret without explanations. Suddenly, there it is.
By Hannu Ranta, journalist