G A L L E R Y
Art of Olli Joki
"In my opinion, the life around us is a great spectacle. Time and again I find this spectacle very fascinating to depict. The way I see it, life is a series of comical incidents. Even tragedies always involve a touch of comedy. Comedy is a significant source of energy to me and I hope the viewers experience the same."
"Music runs though all my art. Its effect on my work is undeniable, even if the motif is unrelated to music."
Depicting movement has always fascinated me. In the course of years the study of movements has become one of the basic elements in my art. To put it on canvas by using new and different methods each time is a never-ending adventure for me."
"During the past decades my range of colours has expanded, sometimes due to my travels to exotic countries, sometimes due to natureís delicate impressions. The list is endless. On the other hand, amid strong colours I often feel the need to reduce my range of colours, and then I paint using only different shades of blue."
Painting landscapes is to me like a travel story that takes me from one place and mood to another. My restless artistís soul needs a landscape to rest and catch my breath. The archipelago of Ahvenanmaa as well as rural France and Spain are particularly dear to me."
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