Untitled (Brown Doll)

by Tiina Lilja

Painting - 21.0cm x 28.0cm x 3.0cm

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  • Rebecca Gordon

    The Insider Rebecca Gordon says:

    "Tiina Lilja's work is an exploration of treasured objects and iconic brands. She elevates objects of mass consumption into art. We are now able to recognise the aesthetic beauty and great branding of these commonplace objects. "

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    • Tiina Lilja’s larger-than-life studies of objects are contrasting, colourful and vibrant. The result is work that jumps off the canvas
    • The artist graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a Batchelor’s Degree in Painting and First Degree Honours in 2014. Her work is now in prominent collections including the Archives Collection
    • Conceptually, Lilja aims to provoke the viewer to see the extraordinary in the everyday
  • Untitled (Brown Doll)

    This small piece combines a portrait of a plastic souvenir doll with a browner than brown geometric pattern into a playful homage for 70’s folk aesthetic. Girly, tacky, kitsch and on times even sinister – vintage dolls are a recurring feature in Lilja’s work and allow the artist to explore themes of femininity and nostalgia through humour. In addition, the tiny plastic faces and intricate clothing provide an interesting challenge for Lilja, whose body of work has long focused on capturing the play of light on different materials.

    The brown doll modelling for this piece is a part of a se…

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    Tiina Lilja

    Tiina Lilja is a figurative painter specialising in portraits of treasured objects and iconic brands and is renowned for her obsessive detail.

    She was born in a small city of Forssa, Finland in 1990 where she first enrolled into art classes, interested in becoming a painter. In 2006 she made the choice to move near Tampere, to study in the Tammerkoski Upper Secondary School specialising in fine art education, receiving her Graduation Certificate and a Diploma in Visual Arts three years later. After some time travelling around Europe, Lilja decided to continue her studies in Scotland. She…

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  • Sizing Chart

    1.7m

    Product Details

    Type
    Original Art
    Medium
    Painting > Mixed Media
    Style
    Illustrative
    Subject
    Still Life
    Year
    2014
    Size
    21.0cm x 28.0cm x 3.0cm
    Ready to hang
    Yes
    Signed
    Yes, signature in the back
    Materials
    Oil and acrylic paint on canvas
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