Olli Piippo

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Astiasto, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 70 X 90 Cm © Olli Piippo
"Frank's wild years", 2011 Acrylic, Spray Paint And Pencil On Canvas 80x90cm © Olli Piippo
20 Poemas, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 110 X 100cm © Olli Piippo
Life, Bath, Sex, Water, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 110 X 100cm © Olli Piippo
Neues-Schwarzes-Geschirr, 2016 Oil On Canvas 100 X 110cm © Olli Piippo
Halun Ajamana, 2016 Oil On Canvas 90 X 70cm © Olli Piippo
Satan is My Sheppard, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 90 X 70cm © Olli Piippo
Study no.1, 2016 Oil On Canvas 90 X 70cm © Olli Piippo
Halun Ajamana (Kasvot), 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 90 X 70cm © Olli Piippo
Your memory is made of light, of smoke, of a still pond!, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 90 X 70cm © Olli Piippo
Body of skin, of moss, of eager and firm milk, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 90 X 70cm © Olli Piippo
Necklace, drunken bell for your hands smooth as grapes, 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 90 X 70cm © Olli Piippo
"Huhu" installation of 97 paintings, 2011 - 2015 Mixed Media On Canvas Vary © Olli Piippo
We, of that time, are no longer the same (Shoe), 2017 Mixed Media On Canvas 220 X 145cm © Olli Piippo
El Amor, Olvidar, 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 130 X 140cm © Olli Piippo
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The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, Finland
Universität der Bildenden Künste Berlin
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Olli Piippo's work is characterized by figurative elements that support a narrative, even if the pieces are mainly based on the experience evoked by the abstract expression. He bases his work on images that are both personal and found, true and generated by the imagination and memory. These are mixed together in the paintings, which play organically with representational and non-representational elements. In Piippo’s works we can find familiar, everyday elements that lure viewers back into their own worlds. The pieces exude a lightness that seems to well up straight from the core of the painting. The artist's work is driven by a playful escapism. He throws himself into the painting process, letting it feed itself.

Olli Piippo (b. 1980) lives and works in Berlin. Piippo’s most recent solo exhibition was Staring at the Sea, Standing in the Sand at Forum Box, Helsinki, in 2015. In 2016, he participated in the group exhibition Let’s Get Physical at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig and in Helsinki Contemporary his works were seen in the joint exhibition Guilty Pleasure with Swedish artist Lukas Göthman. Piippo's works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions, mainly in Germany, Finland and Sweden. He is also known as the curator of Black Market, which organizes exhibition happenings and events. Art Slant listed him among the ‘15 international curators to watch’ in 2015.

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