Saija Starr

4th – 27th March 2016

Permission to look

Saija Starr: Once blue, acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 130 cm, 2015

Saija Starr: Once blue, acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 130 cm, 2015

My exhibition is about people’s relationship to the modern world where it is as normal to take a selfie or a belfie as it is to visit the grocery store. People try to balance between self emphasizing and wanting to stay hidden. My paintings picture this limbo. There is a need to share everything about your life and at the same time to have some privacy.

Do you exist if you are not visible on social media or in the search engine results?

In my portraits an anonymous person is pictured from behind or their face is covered in some way.

The striking hair and cloth colors represent the side of the person that wants to be seen.
The exhibition considers privacy and its necessity. How to find peace and be able to slow down in the quickly modernizing world ?

The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday 3rd of March at 6.00 p.m. Welcome!

The gallery is closed on 25th and 27th March because of Easter.

Saija Starr’s website