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Marianna Uutinen

Marianna Uutinen’s approach to painting draws its vitality from the gesture of her brushstrokes and the hybrid mix of materials. Using her signature technique, Uutinen fuses together thick layers of acrylic paint, building up a skin-like structure, which is then draped across the surface of a traditional canvas. Each overlaying gesture negates, blends and reveals the accumulation of her actions. The act of painting and the paint itself become entangled in their own reflexivity with ecstatic and hauntingly visceral results.

Marianna Uutinen (b. 1961, Finland) lives and works in Berlin. Uutinen has exhibited at numerous institutions throughout Europe including Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen; the Moderna Museet, Malmö; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz; Malmö Konsthall; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. In 1997 Uutinen represented Finland at the Venice Biennale.

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Untitled, 2017 
Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Untitled, 2017
Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Untitled, 2017 
Arcylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Untitled, 2017
Arcylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Untitled, 2017 
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Untitled, 2017
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Untitled, 2017 
Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Untitled, 2017
Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Crazy , 2017 
Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

Crazy, 2017
Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

Holy , 2017 
Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Holy, 2017
Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Untitled, 2016 
from the series  Free  
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled, 2016
from the series Free
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled, 2016 
from the series  Free  
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled, 2016
from the series Free
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled, 2016 
from the series  Free  
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled, 2016
from the series Free
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled, 2016 
from the series  Free  
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 300 cm

Untitled, 2016
from the series Free
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 300 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series  Free , Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 325 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series Free, Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 325 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series  Free , Acrylic on canvas, 215 x 175 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series Free, Acrylic on canvas, 215 x 175 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series  Free , Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled, 2016, from the series Free, Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled (Flieder), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Untitled (Flieder), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Rock Parts , 2016, Acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 200 x 310 cm

Rock Parts, 2016, Acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 200 x 310 cm

Untitled , 2016, Acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 100 x 150 cm

Untitled, 2016, Acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 100 x 150 cm

Night on Earth II , 2015, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 230 x 255 cm

Night on Earth II, 2015, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 230 x 255 cm

Feu-Couleur , 2015, acrylic on canvas, 225 x 251 cm

Feu-Couleur, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 225 x 251 cm

Fenix , 2014, acrylic on canvas, 190 x 240 cm

Fenix, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 190 x 240 cm

Impression , 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Impression, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Tits , 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Tits, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Sex Diaries , 2014, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 100 cm

Sex Diaries, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 100 cm

Sexdiaries , 2014, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 205 x 170 cm

Sexdiaries, 2014, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 205 x 170 cm

Sexdiaries , 2014, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 220 cm

Sexdiaries, 2014, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 220 cm

Trans , exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2015

Trans, exhibition view at carlier | gebauer, 2015

Tigress , 2013, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 221 x 251 cm

Tigress, 2013, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 221 x 251 cm

String , 2013, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 130 cm

String, 2013, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 180 x 130 cm

Marianna Uutinen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, 2013. Photo: Roman März

Marianna Uutinen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, 2013. Photo: Roman März

Inside of the Out , 1994, from the series Feelings, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 204 x 170 cm

Inside of the Out, 1994, from the series Feelings, acrylic paint skins collaged on canvas, 204 x 170 cm