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.
"The film ‘The Blue Painter’, captures a significant moment of a lingering dream I once had, where I paddled into Paris in a barrel on the river Seine.
Many of my paintings are based on that dream and have an overall theme of myth, memory and longing for the past. Every shot of this film can be traced back to various painting within my repertoire. It is quite surreal to see myself interact with my creations in Paris, the city that I love".
- Risto Suomi
Festivals & Screenings
Shapes Form Figures
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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.
"Marga's film 'Shapes Form Figures', is an imaginary and concise interpretation of the important process of change in my work. The film is original and unexpected and is both visually and technically of a high standard. The shapes form organic figures in undefined space, and the atmosphere captures the essence of my work".
- Lauri Laine
Festivals & Screenings
Client - Taffel
Production Company - Kennel Helsinki
Role - Stop Motion Supervisor
Client - Supershirt
Production Company - Otso Film
Role - Director, Stop Motion Animator & Editor