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TIMO SÄLEKIVI AND BOCKLIN'S ISLE OF THE DEAD
Born in Turku, Finland in 1969 and living in Jyväskylä
"My paintings, which many times have birds or birdlike figures in them, are often said to be melancholic or even dark, and a bit on the surrealistic side. I think the darkness to some people comes from the colours, different shades of grey and black being somewhat dominant.
Someone described my works as "magical realism".
I use acrylic paints, (maily on canvas) and often I also use scrap metal to make imprints and textures to the paintings."
Timo's work can be see on his website
About Böcklin's "Toteninsel":
"I discovered Böcklin "properly" only two years ago. I had an idea of the "Toteninsel" before, having seen picture of it (the first version, i think), but i didn't get hooked the first time. perhaps i wasn't ready yet? Having bought a used copy of Whatneys "Fantastic painters" and tracking down more material about artists in it i really saw pictures by Böcklin first time. And the two last versions of "Toteninsel" (through Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, http://www.bildindex.de) made a deep impression in me. There was something I could relate to, somehow. The influence of these images have had a strong impact on my works recently (as well as the "Villa am Meer" -series). One goal for me is to go and see at least one "Toteninsel" live." (2005)