Dana Pasila

In my paintings, graphic forms combine with opaque and transparent colours in calibrated tonalities. Colours and forms create shifts between foreground and background, traversing visual fields that exist between sensations of space - both distant and close. Building on tactile surfaces of layered paint, shapes and structures appear suspended, still, or set further in motion by the generative processes of painting.
 

Cross references between painting and weaving are explored in my handwoven ryijy tapestries and small loom weavings. Using bold colours, tonal shifts, and organic and geometric pattern, I employ a range of colour palettes in wool, linen, silk, hemp, and cotton yarns to build the designs. My aim is to help transform the ryijy into a contemporary art form. 
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