Details:

This painting depicts a translucent figure in green in a natural setting with the female figure's body overlaid on birds, mountains, sky and grass. The artist's work questions the concept of selfhood while exploring its edges.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Nailed Together, Sky and Earth

This painting depicts a translucent figure in green in a natural setting with the female figure's body overlaid on birds, mountains, sky and grass. The artist's work questions the concept of selfhood while exploring its edges. Salonen's compositions frequently depict the human inextricably entangled within global networks, or as a holobiont—a discrete ecological unit composed of a host and related organisms and species. The artist's work examines the psycho-social complexities and philosophical implications of ecological relationships, as well as trauma, materiality and the embodied experience of female subjectivity.

Specs:

36 inches
48 inches

③ Artist:

Anja Salonen

Anja Salonen’s colorful figurative paintings depict fantastical and imagined worlds of electric vibrancy—settings that exist on a spiritual plane outside of time and space. The artist draws inspiration from theories of discrete ecological entities consisting of a host organism and their dependents, or holobionts. Salonen’s work frequently envisions ecosystems of interconnected species that transcend our notions of human-animal interaction.

Anja Salonen:
Nailed Together, Sky and Earth, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
48.0 × 36.0 inches /
Anja Salonen:
Nailed Together, Sky and Earth, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
48.0 × 36.0 inches /