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Artist In The Spotlight Digital Artist Sipo Liimatainen Interview

Artscrumin's interview: Artist in the Spotlight - Sipo Liimatainen by Veronika on September 14, 2011 Sipo Liimatainen
十月 21 2011

Artist in the Spotlight: Sipo Liimatainen

by Veronika on September 14, 2011


Sipo Liimatainen was born in 1963 in Finland’s capital city of Helsinki.

He started his artwork career with conventional air-brush techniques in the early -80 ‘s, at that time when he was working in advertising (painting vehicles, portraits and walls at the custom-built).
At the beginning of the 2000 he found the enchanting world of digital art and since then he’s been navigating through digital world of art.

Sipo is a self-taught digital artist and he believes that`s probably why he combines different kinds of theories, trends and techniques with no doubt.
As an artist and a person he prefers deep reflection and contemplation to speech. He also thinks he is a social hermit

What is the one thing you would like people to know about your art?
I am deeply interested in philosophic issues and human mind in general, so I deal with those things at symbolic level in my art. The atmosphere – the way the artwork vibrates – is crucial to me.

What do you do when you get stuck in ‘I have no inspiration’ rut?
Generally I start doing something by pure feeling, without any target.
It often offers a bridge for a fresh artwork to arise.

Who would you like to paint your portrait?
A portrait of me, I wonder who it would be:) Maybe our ​​national artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
He once created rugged works.

One thing they never taught you at school but you wish they had?
Hmm, quite hard to say, but perhaps art history.

If you could time travel, who would you go back in time to have a dinner party with?
This is my favourite subject – the mind can float freely. You can find many interesting historical persons, but most likely I would spend a fascinating evening with Salvador Dali.
It would be something: to speak with the “mad” genius.

If you had one super-power, what would it be and what would be the first thing you would do with it?
The ability to see into another world. It would be great to create unimagined landscapes of mind, emotions with perspectives never seen or even dreamed of before. Something truly fresh.

Can we take a peak into your studio? Do you have a photo (or few) of your studio you could share with us?
Yes of course. Behind the wall of the studio is my artwork “Return of valiant”.


What’s next on the horizon for you?
Right now I am finishing a new postcard series. Later this fall I intend to do business with them.




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艺术品 主题 : 超现实主义 - 表现主义
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