Artist: Riitta Klint
Medium: Charcoal, Acrylic and Pencil
Size/Dimensions: 6” x 18”
Artist's Email: email@example.com
Artist's Web Address: Riittaklint.com
Artist's Phone Number: 305 607 3534
Artist's Address: 7520 NE 4th Court #108, Miami, FL 33132
Riitta Klint was born in Helsinki, Finland. She grew up internationally living in Iran, Portugal, Indonesia, and Germany and has traveled extensively. She received a BS degree in Fashion Design and Textiles from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BFA degree from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. She currently maintains a studio in Miami at the IRON SIDE campus in Miami’s Industrial Business District.
"My paintings echo my emotions and my awe of nature and its cyclical patterns. They are abstract yet reference landscapes - not landscapes normally seen, but landscapes that appear on a threshold. New life blooms out of destruction and decay, while death takes over simultaneously. In each piece I try to add an element that keeps the image from collapsing into despair. As I express my yearning for connection to all life, my current paintings of despairing landscapes yield to hope, often on the back of one impulsive stroke of paint. I am honored to be part of the Ashes to Art Project 2012."
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