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MARJA-LIISA IIVONEN
72470 Vasteras, Vastmanland - Sweden



Original Artworks (7)

Marja-Liisa Iivonen; Holy, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 61 cm. Artwork description: 241   50. 0 ...
Marja-Liisa Iivonen
Original Oil Painting, 2006
50 x 61 cm (19.7 x 24.0 inches)
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Marja-Liisa Iivonen; Advisor, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 61 cm. Artwork description: 241   50. 0 ...
Marja-Liisa Iivonen
Original Oil Painting, 2006
50 x 61 cm (19.7 x 24.0 inches)
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Marja-Liisa Iivonen; Body Farm, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 61 cm. Artwork description: 241   50. 0 ...
Marja-Liisa Iivonen
Original Oil Painting, 2005
50 x 61 cm (19.7 x 24.0 inches)
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Marja-Liisa Iivonen; Curious Bird, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 61 mm.
Marja-Liisa Iivonen
Original Oil Painting, 2000
50 x 61 mm (19.7 x 24.0 inches)
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Marja-Liisa Iivonen; Playing Games, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 61 x 50 mm. Artwork description: 241 Joyful games of life....
Marja-Liisa Iivonen
Original Oil Painting, 2000
61 x 50 mm (19.7 x 24.0 inches)
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Marja-Liisa Iivonen; Tree Tops, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 61 mm. Artwork description: 241 This is a birch tree I' ve had pleasure to study some years from my balcony. This year it has gotten a new branch on top, which inspired me to follow the tree in midsummer and fall. I waited the whole winter for the snow to continue ...
Marja-Liisa Iivonen
Original Oil Painting, 2000
50 x 61 mm (19.7 x 24.0 inches)
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Marja-Liisa Iivonen; Where Are We, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 61 cm. Artwork description: 241 Where are we going to? People seem to be lost not knowing where to go....
Marja-Liisa Iivonen
Original Oil Painting, 2000
50 x 61 cm (19.7 x 24.0 inches)
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Artist Statement

After painting years (since 1982) traditional oil paintings, mostly portraits and still life, I started experimenting with clay sculptures in 1990 to find something new. Modeling tiny figures in clay, I started using those miniature sculptures as models to my paintings. By 1990-91 I had created my own ism: MARUism- " Manifestations Animées dans la Réalité Unique ".
Human relations, meetings, feelings and everyday happenings metamorphosed into animal-like forms in colourful worlds, expressed in a kind of subconscious world between Dalí and Disney with a touch of Gauguin.

MARUISM

What is Maruism? - It is a new ism created by me, Marja-Liisa Iivonen. M.A.R.U.; M for Manifestations, A for Animées (Animated, lively), R for Réalité (Reality) U for Unique. I grew up with Disney, admire Dalí for his skill and brain and love Gauguin's colors. MARUism- " Manifestations Animées dans la Réalité Unique ". Human relations, meetings, feelings and everyday happenings metamorphosed into animal-like forms in colorful worlds expressed in a kind of subconscious world between Dalí and Disney with a touch of Gauguin.

MANIFESTO OF MARUISM

Maruism separates painting from the imitation of other artists and artistic movements, isms, and from the imitation of the visible in order to show its true essence unveiled.
Maruism originates from the objects and forms of the nature, mixes them into abstract concepts of the human beings and turns the abstract into concrete.
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