The Blue Painter

Screengrabs from 'The Blue Painter'. Request the link and password to see the full film.

Risto Suomi, a.k.a. 'The Blue Painter' is a Finnish painter who is known for his colourful modern-day depictions of Kalevala myths and symbolism. His paintings awake a sense of longing for the past, a memory that struggles between the real and unreal.

While strolling through Paris, his reality and the world of his paintings merge into a painting in motion.

This 3 minute film is an artistic interpretation of Suomi's work and combines video with 2D animation.

It is intended to be screened among the work of Risto Suomi and was first exhibited together in April 2017 at the Galleria Heino in Helsinki, Finland. It has also been screened separately at Film and Animation Festivals throughout Europe.

Credits
Directed and Animated by Marga Doek
Cinematography by Joni Juutilainen
Sound Design by Toni Teivaala
Assistant Animation by Tanja Beltman

Collection
Saastamoinen Foundation
Jenni and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Heino Collection

Festivals & Screenings

Shapes Form Figures

Screengrabs from 'Shapes Form Figures'. Request the link and password to see the full film.

Lauri Laine is a Finnish painter who is known for his explorations of light and shapes in undefined space. His work has been heavily influenced by Italian Renaissance and Spanish Baroque art, particularly by the painters Francesco de Zurbarán and Diego Velázquez.
While Laine works on a painting, we are taken on an evolutionary journey of his repertoire of work, as shapes start to form figures.

This 3.30 minute film is an artistic interpretation of Laine's work and combines video with 2D animation.

This film is intended to be screened among the work of Lauri Laine and was first exhibited together in March, 2018 at the Galleria Heino in Helsinki, Finland.

Credits
Directed and Animated by Marga Doek
Cinematography by Joni Juutilainen
Sound Design by Marga Doek & Toni Teivaala

Paintings in Motion

Museums are a great place to get inspired! Each painting tells a story and offers a glimpse into history. As these faces stare back at you it is not difficult to imagine possible scenarios of what could have happened at the time. Here are just a couple of my GIF's of paintings in motion.

    Portrait of a Young Woman by Lucas Cranach, the Elder

    The original painting is part of the the O.W. Klinckowström Collection and is on display at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum in Helsinki.

    The Poet Gustaf Fredrik by Gustaf Lundberg

    The original painting is part of the Paul and Fanny Sinebrychoff Collection and is on display at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum in Helsinki.

Email

contact@margadoek.com

Phone

+358 (0)40 9696 704

Address

Lives in Helsinki, Finland