Maija Luutonen

Visual artist based in Helsinki. MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2006.

I work mainly with painting and drawing on sheets of paper that hang on the wall or alternatively come into the space. My works often address the relationship between the viewer and the work by the scale and space they inhabit. Also basic perspectives and the built environment interest me. I often work by layering several co-existing images on top of each other that form a kind of alternative space.

At the HIAP studio in Suomenlinna I am working on a project where I create a situation in which I leave my work and the studio space to the surrounding nature. I aim to create situations where the works will be affected for example by seawater, soil and plants from the area.