I think Paula Alavesa really uses
watercolors, oil paints and the computer to the maximum. If you look
close enough at her art, you'll find paintings inside the paintings. It's
not just this that I love about Paula's work, it's also the fact she uses
almost every centimeter of "canvas" space and uses it with imagination.
She does not stop at what we, the audience, would consider the subject
of her paintings, she continues the painting to the very edge of the canvas.
I think her paintings are like novels, it's done paragraph to paragraph,
chapter to chapter, and all along creating a story for each of us.
My personal favorites are Ruukkuim and Kukka, simple and elegant paintings.
Please welcome Paual Alavesa from Finland...here's a short introduction
getting my first crayons, I learned to paint gradually and my main learning
technique being trial and error. Because I have found that language is
restrictive as compared to images, I was attracted to painting as a means
of communication and self-expression, which is much more perceivable than
I use mainly watercolours but when
that media is not adequate I use a computer or oil paints. I find my themes
from nature and people, the style of realisation of thoughts vary between
surrealism and impressionism. I seldom offer my interpretation of my own
work because I do not think my interpretation would be truer than anyone
else’s, since, even if the painting is not, the interpretation in it self
always is abstract. I am not much of a writer and would wish my images
do the rest of the story telling.
Ruukkuim - "Watercolour painting showing
two human figures embracing in a flower-pot under a torn sky, but
thats only my opinion about it." PJA
Kukka - "Watercolur painting, I rarely
use light colours like this, but when I did this painting I was in a mood
for something more delicate than usual." PJA
Dragonfly - "Watercolour portrait of a deceased
friend of mine." PJA
Puzzle - "I guess this could have been
painted using watercolours in that hazy, absent minded state I usually
am after a long day of lectures only on mathematical subjects." PJA
Ker - "Watercolour painting or a combination
of two paintings actually. The kerub has been cut of from an earlier painting
since she didn´t look like at home
Paula Alavesa, Finland
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