Heidi Ukkonen

Carrots
2019
Oil paint On Linen
140 x 200 cm

My paintings explore mundane themes such as relationships, anguish and suffering. These concepts are represented through playfully deformed animations taken from life in our modern society. My works are built using materials such as acrylic, oil paint and spray paint, which add and create texture.

Most of my inspiration derives from my life in the vibrant city of Antwerp. My thought process begins towards the end of each day, and through trial and error, explosive, colourful and humorous works are created. Drawing knowledge and inspiration from the works of Philip Guston, Henri Matisse and Hieronymus Bosch, I aim to bring my audience into a world where the usual becomes unusual, where the ugly becomes beautiful and where pain becomes humour.

heidiukkonen.com
Carrots
2019
Oil paint On Linen
140 x 200 cm