Christian Koivumaa

A king in light

$1,817.00

FRAME: Gray with Artglass

Gray with Artglass
No frame
Description

Christian Koivumaa is a watercolor artist with roots in Tornedalen and now active in Katrineholm in Södermanland. With a sure hand, he depicts beautiful light and fairy-tale moods in his watercolor paintings, often with the different playing guises of the peculiar Nordic light as a common thread. We viewers are invited to wander for a while in wonder among the city's warming streets and under the play of lights of the northern lights over the northern mountains. In Christian Koivumaa, we see a potentially timeless artist who, with both feeling and technical skill, depicts our contemporary times and at the same time manages to capture the eternal.

Technique: Watercolor on paper
Size:
76 x 56 cm excl frame (90 x 70 cm incl frame)

The artwork is shown with a hand-built grey wooden frame and anti-reflective and UV-protective Artglass. You can choose to purchase the work as a paper only or with that framing through the options here. Contact us if you want other frame options. We have our own frame workshop and are happy to help.

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SKU: 38221

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EXHIBITION 27 NOV - 17 DEC 2022

NORDIC LIGHT

With the exhibition "Nordic Light" at Galleri Melefors, Christian Koivumaa is cemented as a force to be reckoned with among our contemporary watercolorists. Over the past year, his stable development has focused a lot on light and taken it to new heights. Enter Christian Koivumaa's magical watercolor world and let yourself be enchanted.

EXPLORE THE EXHIBITION

AN INVITATION TO WONDER

CATCHING THE NORDIC LIGHT

Christian Koivumaa is a master of watercolors. With a steady hand, he manages to depict something very elusive - the play of shadows among the city's warming streets, the mysterious northern lights above the tops of the spruce forests & the breathtaking expanses of the northern mountain ranges. If you look closer, you will find both outstanding details & a mysterious depth, filled with the longing that we all carry within us, which Koivumaa has made an art to capture on the paper. Volatile, abstract and rock-solid.

DISTINCT CONTOURS & CHANGING LIGHT

BALANCES TIME & THE ETERNAL

We see being able to balance both distinct contours and shifting light as a sign of a skilled artist who creates independently of the trends of the time. In Christian Koivumaa we see a potentially timeless artist whose artwork can continue to attract generations of art lovers as it both depicts our time and at the same time manages to capture the eternal.

A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEART

A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEART

The spectacular and mysterious northern lights are a recurring motif in Koivumaa's art. The Northern Lights have an incredibly special place in his heart as they remind Christian Koivumaa of his childhood roots in the magical natural landscape of Tornedalen. In the sky we reflect ourselves and in the motifs, we see people looking up in deep wonder at the play of the northern lights under the vault of stars.

QUALITY FRAMEWORKS

A watercolor deserves framing with UV-protecting and anti-reflective Artglas. In our own framing workshop, we can frame your art from Christian Koivumaa according to all the rules of art.

SECURE PAYMENT

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FREE & SECURE SHIPPING

We pack your art according to all the rules of art. Everything to be able to ensure a safe delivery to your home! Delivery within Sweden (and often outside) is of course included in the price.

WATERCOLOR PAINTING - WET ON WET

A DIFFICULT TECHNIQUE TO MASTER

Christian Koivumaa is a master in the watercolor medium. The water-based technique is considered capricious and often takes on a life of its own due to its fluid unpredictability. Despite the unwieldy "wet on wet" technique (a particular challenge in watercolor), Koivumaa depicts both light and fairy-tale moods with such precision that the viewer finds himself in awe.

TO BECOME A CHAMPION

FROM ELITE SPORTS TO WATERCOLORS

When he was 12 years old, "Karate Kid" was on TV and Christian started in Haparanda's Karate Club. The aim was high with the goal of winning the World Cup and the Olympics. But nine Swedish Champion titles later, he was injured, and his career came to an end.

A life without karate took a toll. The wife inspired Christian to try new interests. It was then that he found watercolor painting, which quickly grew to become the great passion that now occupies Christian's life.

CREATION IN DEEP PRESENCE

PATIENCE & MIND FOCUS

Watercolor is a difficult technique that requires deep concentration and presence of the artist. As a watercolor painter, you often compete against time, which is something Christian Koivumaa knows well as a former elite athlete in karate. He competed at the highest level in the national team and is at home in the mental focus and patience required to master his art. With the same discipline and passion, he now tackles his atmospheric painting.

RARE ARTISTIC SHARPNESS

RECOGNIZED TALENT IN THE WATERCOLOR WORLD

Christian Koivumaa is already a well-known name in the watercolor world and the development promises an even more brilliant future. His technical skills combined with beautiful and narrative nature romantic motifs invite a rare artistic beauty and sharpness. Don't miss the chance to experience Christian Koivumaa at Galleri Melefors.

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