Tiitus Petäjäniemi

Family (2010).

In 2009 Tiitus Petäjäniemi was commissioned by the Ruth-Jäppinen family to make a family portrait. The artist made three paintings one on canvas and another one as two on both sides of a framed window. This fragile yet heavy glass painting is included in the House Games 2011 exhibition.

Tiitus Petäjäniemi is fascinated by the power of a simplified line to describe people and emotions. Although the figures in the painting have been made with at least one family in mind, they can also represent other people, times and places.