Twenty leading Finnish naivists participate in the exhibition, among them Kia-Maria Aho, Kaarina Alsta, Petra Heikkilä, Aimo Katajainen and Kikka Nyrèn. It is the third joint exhibition of Finnish naivists this year and the biggest that takes place outside Finland.
Naivism is an individual art, at the centre of which are emotions and the “little person’s” point of view. The works are generally quite small, composition schematic or free, perspective is ignored, colours are bright. The surrounding environment is depicted as an ideal and dreamlike landscape. Naivist works can often be characterised by elemental power as well as a reverent and lyrical approach. They also frequently contain everyday meetings, people and animals. Many naivists approach the subject sincerely and sensitively, often with a note of sadness.
The Finnish Naivist Association was founded in 2002. The goal of the association is to share information about naivism as a genre of art and naivist artists in Finland and abroad.
Marja-Muusa Hämäläinen, Chairman of the Finnish Naivist Association, firstname.lastname@example.org, (+358) 40 700 6925
Viive Noor, Art Curator of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, email@example.com, (+372) 5557 9930