PASI VÄLIMAA

Silk Relief

MARCH 18 – APRIL 9, 2017

A Strip of Sea

There is a strip of sea that glimmers grey at the sky’s end, it has a dark blue wall that looks like land, it is there my longing rests before it flies away home.

From Poems (1916) by Finland-Swedish poet Edith Södergran.

Pasi Välimaa’s works are characterized by exquisite craftsmanship, an intuitive aesthetic and piercing artistry. His exhibition Silk Relief features more than ten wall-mounted silk works, which have been painted in different shades of beige and blue and sewn to create distinct textures. Nature is a recurring theme in these works and the lines of the painted silk is reminiscent of watercolours and the changing moods of nature.

The ruffled blue silk reliefs are a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, as well as of Pasi Välimaas’ childhood town of Nystad/ Uusikaupunki which turns 400 years old. As a celebration of this jubilee, Nystad is dedicating its efforts to working specifically towards world peace.

Artist talk: Monday March 20, 5.30 pm. Pasi Välimaa in conversation with Lotta Ahlvar, CEO of Friends of Handicraft.

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“Silk Relief”, silk organza, backside of silk dupion, signed “PASI”.

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“Silk Relief”, different colour tones, silk organza, backside of silk dupion, signed “PASI”. Low-fire stoneware cylinders, white engobe, brush-painted streaks. Thrown by Kennet Williamsson and painted by Pasi Välimaa, signed “K och P”.

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Low-fire stoneware cylinders, white engobe, brush-painted streaks. Thrown by Kennet Williamsson and painted by Pasi Välimaa, signed “K och P”.

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“Silk Relief”, silk organza, backside of silk dupion, signed “PASI”.

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“Silk Relief”, silk organza, backside of silk dupion, signed “PASI”.

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“Silk Relief”, different colour tones, silk organza, backside of silk dupion, signed “PASI”. Low-fire stoneware cylinders, white engobe, brush-painted streaks. Thrown by Kennet Williamsson and painted by Pasi Välimaa, signed “K och P”.

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Detail, “Silk Relief”, silk organza, signed “PASI”.

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“Silk Relief”, silk organza, backside of silk dupion, signed “PASI” in the window of Galleri Sebastian Schildt.