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Noora Ylipieti produces wildly imaginative paintings rich in bright colours, grainy textures, outlandish narratives and fine playfulness. Her spontaneous pictorial enthusiasm and graceful graphic simplicity add to each painting a mixture of distinctive innocence, fictitious aesthetic naivety and deliberate childlike expressionism.  


Ylipieti paintings feature eerie settings inhabited by foolish and phantasmagoric characters, her mysterious subject matters seem to connect her compositions toward the uncanny effect. In her staggering arrangements, however, all is not always cheerfully, her creatures appear either tormented, joyful, vulnerable or jubilant, their capricious silhouettes appear compelling and dreamlike as they submerge into sumptuous scenery. 

Through her orgiastic paintings, resulting of energetic and disparate pictorial techniques, she explores many of her concerns and sources of inspiration, such as her devotion and connection with nature, a strange sense of beauty and the quest for finding extended possibilities and the true substance of painting. 


Ylipieti has accomplished a fondness for remixing a very personal visual rhetoric. Her large scale canvases foreground obsessions with the metamorphosis of living organisms: humans and mutants, plants and trees, chimerical zoology and queer landscapes. Her most exciting and positive achievements relies on the vitality to manifest a vivid sense of visual invention, storytelling wit -but also an urgent discomfort- all together mixed in canvases, as cauldrons, produce multiple and often exuberant layers of meaning, narratives and allegories. 


Ramiro Camelo

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