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Anna-Maija Rissanen
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Journey to mountains II by Anna-Maija, visual art

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Anna-Maija Rissanen was born in 1983 in Järvenpää, Finland, and has been living in Belgium since 1995, with regular trips back to Finland since 2009. She graduated from the Royal Fine-Arts Academy of Brussels in 2009 with a Master of Arts (with Distinction) and also qualified as an art teacher.


As a painter she focuses mainly on painting inner landscapes, water and rock, bordering on the abstract. In her paintings Anna-Maija Rissanen uses mixed media including watercolour, acrylics, Indian ink and collage on canvas or on paper, amongst others.


In 2009 she won the first prize at the Godecharle art contest for young painters, architects and sculptors. The grant awarded by the Godecharle foundation is giving her the opportunity to continue her studies at the China Academy of Arts of Hangzhou in 2012. Later on in 2019 she pursued PhD studies in art at Shanghai Academy of Arts. Between 2009 and 2020 she has exhibited internationally in over 40 group shows and had about 20 solo shows.


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To have a glimpse of works shown: http://amrissanen-exhibitions.daportfolio.com/gallery/687888 e.g my newest installation PLEASE SEE MY CV ON LINKEDIN:   fi.linkedin.com/pub/anna-maija-rissanen/39/915/130 Posters and postcards sold in this website! : Wishing TO SEE SOME SELECTED WORKS PLEASE Come here  first: http://annamaija-rissanen.daportfolio.com/ Link to see my installation works: http://installations-rissanen.daportfolio.com If you wish to see which works are  in the exhibitions, come see here: http://amrissanen-exhibitions.daportfolio.com/gallery/555995 If you wish to buy my work from public organisations such as Gall
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ANNA-MAIJA RISSANEN was born in 1983 in Järvenpää, Finland, and has been living in Belgium since 1995, with regular trips back to Finland since 2009. She graduated from the Royal Fine-Arts Academy of Brussels in 2009 with a Master of Arts (with Distinction) and also qualified as an art teacher. As a painter she focuses mainly on painting inner meditative landscapes, water and rock, bordering on the abstract. Her works create spaces for silence and for relaxation. They leave a room for the viewer's imagination and memories of the landscape. In her paintings Anna-Maija Rissanen uses mixed media including watercolour, acrylics,
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Your Gallery is EXQUISITE!

Hey thanks!! 😊 🙏

The three chinese inks are very nice... less in your own style, but I guess it's very interesting to dig into another style... and than go back to you...
Bravo
thanks! They are different, because I try to get into this new technic, but I've been affraid it is harming my own expression. Though it has harmed my artistic mind, when endlessny teacher says "you haven't controled the brush", I lost my believe in my own western knowledge. Control, that closes minds. no good. But I think once all this is finished I'll find my way back to my work. Back to me, as you put it, has already began this week.
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To die and to born again... maybe that's a bit a christian view, but maybe it's something to be done sometimes, when you are strong enough.
I think to that discipline is a hard way to learn, but a good tool to free your mind later... so... I hope you will go out stronger...

And thanks for the drawing !
:) that's actually something that's been really happening "dying and reborning" and getting stronger day by day
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I love your landscapes, they are so expressiv, congrat;)