When I paint, I am focused on the visual feeling of the painting. I am interested in the way different materials and textures can tell a story in a painting – remind us about the purposes of materials but also make us think deeper about what these objects symbolise for us and what are their meanings. At the moment, the main material I use in my paintings are textiles – symbolising clothing, human skin and plant skin.

The rhythm is the main, underlying part of the painting process. Without rhythm, I loose connection to the picture and it’s meaning. All the colours I want to use, all the shapes I want to present – everything is a result of rhythm.

Johanna Alanko is Finnish visual artist, based in Finland and Poland.
She has graduated 2018 from the School of Fine Arts in Kankaanpää and also studied architecture and design in Universidad Europea in Madrid, Spain 2016.