Mänttä Art Festival, 13.6-31.8.2021.
Currently having my paintings being exhibited at Mänttä art festival, biggest summer festival in Finland’s contemporary art scene which is curated by Anna Ruth this year. With the theme of the festival “To Err Is Human” I knew I wanted to tackle the issue with the story of origin>original sin>original err but in a context that is more familiar yet odd in life and death/departure.
This painting series was painted after I did my first short film, and it's been heavily affected by the filmmaking routine that I learnt in an experminatl film school in Helsinki 2109-2020. My main goal was to come to a balanced dialogue between the story I wanted to tell and the technical aspect of making a painting.
To see paintings in full size, click on the pictures.
Aside from my conscious effort to realize a painting series, there is one part in my process that it’s less conscious, yet has strong presence in helping me build the atmosphere and that is Turkmen folk music.
To honour that piece of Turkmen folk song that accompanied me through the process, helped me sooth my agony and build the atmosphere, I have sung the song and made a video using my paintings. You can watch the video at my instagram page @aishe.vejdani https://www.instagram.com/p/CRQ2HJ0FazJ/