These short films celebrate the work of Finnish painters and aim to capture the essence of what makes them special.
The Blue Painter
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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.