Sirpa tells about her painting process and explains that she strives for a holistic approach, in which social philosophical reflection and contemporaneity are linked to the presence and physicality of painting. In methodological painting sessions, individual solutions on the canvas seem sometimes very quick and experimental – although her works are based on concentration, focus and years of experience. Horizontally running acrylic paint is conveyed through thoughtful use of colored surfaces, motion and drawing, flowing together energetically and dynamically on the canvas.
Sirpa Särkijärvi (b. 1974) graduated from Turku Drawing School in 1997. After graduating, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions and regularly held solo exhibitions. Her most recent solo exhibition abroad was at the Joseph Nease Gallery, Minnesota, in March; Särkijärvi’s works are included in the collections of the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, the Turku and Tampere Art Museums, the Malmö Art Museum and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation. She lives and works in Turku.