Artist Johanna Ehrnrooth studied at the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1978 and 1983 and had her first solo exhibition in the French capital in 1982. Prior to her French debut she had already exhibited in her home town Helsinki as early as in 1976. She employs primarily tempera and pastel in her works.

Ehrnrooth engages the viewer with the means of exploration and observation. Reflections in mirrors and glass surfaces as well as thorough studies of space have been inherent to her art where the drama of the form captures one’s vision. Ehrnrooth has a habit of breaking down the image into several pieces and viewing the same aspect with the help of a mirror from multiple engaging angles. Also, there is an open physical dimension and sensuality in her depictions of women. Johanna Ehrnrooth’s art is composed of images on a border between reality and dreams.

Ehrnrooth’s works can be found in the permanent collections of Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Amos Anderson Art Museum and the Helsinki City Art Museum.

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Johanna Ehrnrooth a fait ses études à Paris à l’École Nationale des Beaux Arts 1978–1983.

Extrait du Dictionnaire des créatrices:
“Elle travaille le motif de sorte que le miroir le pli, le vêtement, la scène d’intérieur qui sont en principe les classiques attendus de la peinture, se troublent et deviennent ici, au contraire, les marqueurs d’une étrange quête du monde, un monde en retrait, imaginé, dont ne parviennent que des signes à intérpréter.”

Plusieurs tableaux de Johanna Ehrnrooth se trouvent entre autres dans les collections du Kiasma, Musée national d’art moderne d’Helsinki, du Amos Andersson Musée d’art ainsi que dans celle du EMMA, Musée d’art moderne d’Espoo.

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