The Painter Series

These short, animated films, are a concise, artistic interpretation of both the artists their work. Both worlds merged into one film that aims to capture the essence of what makes them special.

Shapes Form Figures

Lauri Laine is a Finnish painter, who is known for his exploration of light and shapes in undefined space. He has taken the main elements from traditional, Spanish Baroque and Italian Renaissance paintings, and stripped these back to its bare minimum. His style has evolved from mere lines, outlining shapes, to shapes implying architectural space to fashion items, musical instruments and finally, his iconic figures.

The Blue Painter

Risto Suomi (a.k.a. 'The Blue Painter'), is a Finnish painter who is known for his use of the colour blue, his modern-day depictions of Kalevala myths and symbolism. Throughout his work, a common theme can be found that can be traced back to memory, dreams and longing for the past. If there is one place that inspires him, it'll be the capital city of France... the place where he conjured up the world of his paintings and the creatures that live in it.

Showreel

Have a look at some segments of both films (and some other animation work). If you, however, want to see the full version of one or both films, please feel free to contact me.

Paintings in Motion

The Convalescent by Helene Schjerfbeck
On display at the Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki.

Under the Yoke by Eero-Järnefelt
On display at the Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki.

Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg 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.

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.