ICONS OF ICONS
"Icons of icons" are impactful portraits of public figures who have made an impact on me and our society.
The portraits highlight happiness, illuminate injustice, expose abuses of power, and encourage the viewer to act for a positive change.
These paintings are oil and acrylic and 23K gold leaf on canvas They are all painted in 2020 and 2021 and are either 90x90 cm or 140x140 cm in size (36"x36" or 55"x55").
It shouldn´t matter if people are white, black, orange - or rainbow colored - or that they have blue hair or a red tie. Only their values and actions define their character.
Lupus Putis, the pioneer of oppression dressed as innocence.
I Had A Dream
Even a single person can change the world. The wheels of change turn slowly, but the only thing permanent is change.
Supermaose (Kleinish Blue)
Yves Klein developed and exclusively patented the International Klein Blue in 1960. Kleinish Blue is the closest option available.
Supermaose (Naples Yellow)
Naples yellow is like the sun glittering on Italian wheat fields.
The Finns are painfully honest. Sometimes they don´t realize how good things are for them. Our Prime Minister Sanna Marin has done an exceptional job during the pandemic.
Finland lives in the woods and from the trees. That´s why our President Sauli Niinistö feels more like the King of Woodlanders.
Jasper Pääkkönen a famous movie star and a successful businessman – but is also an advocate for wild salmon, free running streams and protected oceans.
Finland is the land of the happiest people on the planet. That´s why I think the fictive Uuno Turhapuro represents Finns better than the traditional Maiden of Finland.
Robin Williams was a genius actor and comedian. He made us feel uplifted and burst out in laughter - even when he was suffering inside. Tears are always close to laughter, madness always lurks beside genius.