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…Show more 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 was accepted into the Edinburgh College of Art in 2010 and graduated with a Batchelor’s Degree in Painting with First Degree Honours in 2014. Currently based in Brittany, Lilja is taking inspiration from iconic household goods, the world of advertisement and her childhood in Finland.Show less
"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. "
Rebecca Gordon - Rise Art Curator
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