Aino-Maija Metsola RA Edition Print
Aino-Maija Metsola is a Helsinki-based illustrator and designer. She graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2008. Metsola has collaborated with Marimekko since 2006 and received the Finlandia Junior award for Finnish children’s literature as well as the V&A Illustration Award for Best Book Cover Design. Her works have been featured in publications and exhibitions around the world.
This print Untitled, 2019 was specially commissioned by the RA Editions programme to accompany the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition celebrating Finnish artists.
Produced as a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on 330gsm Somerset Velvet mould-made cotton rag paper with hand-finished edges, each print is hand-numbered.
42 x 29.7 cm
|Fabric & material||Giclee Print|
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To create this painterly piece, Metsola revisited her favourite books on Helene Schjerfbeck and drew inspiration both from Schjerbeck’s work and life as well as her own. Metsola has characteristically integrated elements from her natural surroundings to make this atmospheric work.
Metsola creates vibrant paintings, patterns and illustrations using a combination of materials and techniques from watercolour to ink, markers and gouache. Drawing and painting enthusiastically from a young age, she instinctively creates evocative works inspired by her environment. Painting is a particularly important process for her as she enjoys working intuitively and organically by hand.
“I remember loving Helene Schjerfbeck’s work since I was a teenager. I think it was my grandmother who introduced her to me. My grandmother was a very curious person and always interested in arts and culture.”
Each print is sold in a portfolio.