Painting for me, at the moment, is making sense and order of the interesting chaos I’m surrounded by in my home town Helsinki: its dirt, construction waste and funny-looking materials on building sites. I love to observe how time passes and creates signs of wear, soiled surfaces, and layers of deposits. Although things like those are where my mind often wanders when the painting process starts, I do like to leave space for mystery and imagination in my work. I want to let collective human experiences, like heartache and pure joy, exist in the painting and create stories of different times and kinds. I’m easily influenced and inspired by anyone and anything. I’m fascinated by how my friends see the world, and how they feel existing in an environment that is constantly breaking down, being built and changing. Seeing how they process what life throws at them by creating, is especially magical to me. I try to go everywhere and see everything. I also try to rest to let things brew and flow at their own pace. Currently I'm working on the final touches to my paintings that will be exhibited in the Vapaa Taidekoulu graduation show later this spring. It’s very exciting to finally come to the end of a very special era in my life and start something entirely new. You are warmly welcome to the opening on May 12th in Puristamo, Kaapelitehdas!
Mimosa Isomäki is part of Marcy's Bridges exhibition