Katariina Salmijärvi

Visual artist, Master of Arts

“At the Saari Residence, I will be working on a series of works that currently runs under the working title Musta tuntuu (musta= ”I” or ”black”, tuntuu=”to feel”). On the one hand, the name refers to experientiality and spins a story relating the obscurity of dark moments. On the other, it refers to their materiality and the colour used in them.”

Katariina Salmijärvi’s (b. 1972) artistic focus is on painting and environmental art. A recurring theme in Salmijärvi’s paintings is the structures of thought, actions and time. As her paintings are often based on her own personal ways of seeing and experiencing and pose questions primarily through her own actions, her environmental art is often opinionated and challenges the viewer to active participation.”