Tiina Heiska’s lovely lost woman

Tiina Heiska‘s paintings are stories about both the process of painting and about subjects of the paintings. Considered individually, they are separate fragments, but joined together they become series whose elements dovetail in a temporal or thematic continuum.

“A recurring theme in my paintings is a woman who is constantly changing her form. She is like the main character in a play, the script of which she has misplaced. She changes roles along with the scenery, yet she is always feeling a bit lost and off-course. It is uncertain even to me who she ultimately is, although she has her origins in photographs I took of myself in staged situations that were based on my fantasies or fears. The woman is therefore not a self-portrait, she is a fantasy.

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