Histories of painting I

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In Cuba, many buildings tell with colours stories of their past. When a wall surface gets damaged, it will be fixed – and the plaster layer will be painted, if any colour is available. The various layers of colours and surfaces change over time. Sometimes you can see many traces from different time periods even on tiny wall areas.

I took photographs of these ”miniature paintings” in one of the oldest cities of Cuba, in Camagüey. I selected wall areas that to my eye looked like abstract paintings, but which also transmit histories that are open to interpretation.

This exhibition is the first part of the Histories of painting -series. With my photographs I want to give respect to those professionals who are often left anonymous to us street walkers: the house painters.
Translated title of the contributionHistories of painting I
Original languageFinnish
PublisherOulunsalon kirjasto
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2020
MoEC publication typeF1 Published independent work of art
EventOulunsalo Soi - Oulunsalon kirjasto, Oulunsalo, Oulu, Finland
Duration: 5 Aug 202028 Aug 2020


  • photography
  • Cuba
  • wall
  • painting

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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