TAPANI PIIRTO

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Our Art Gallery presents paintings by artist Tapani Piirto, in its exhibitions.

Art Gallery Piirto / Ateljee (Salakkakuja 4 A) is closed Jun 7th – Aug 13th 2022.

Tapani Piirto 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.