Fanny Tavastila is a painter (b. 1977), who lives and works in Helsinki. Tavastila’s work draws upon a nuanced spectrum of emotions. She builds her paintings slowly, layer upon layer: they are an intuitive and multifaceted examination of the relationship between the visible and the hidden, the everyday and elegiac, the figurative and abstract. With an innate and lyrical sense of colour, rhythm, texture and composition, her paintings capture the essence of that which is not easily expressed in words.