adeleia’s alchemy

For me making an artwork is a metaphysical reflection produced through physicality of the moment

Adeleia U is a Finnish contemporary artist. She is completely self-taught and her painting, photography-video -work and writing is based on experimental physical-spiritual intertwining. Her multidisciplinary working processes are ritualized. She is basically MA in anthropology and arts research.

Adeleia U got years 2022, 2021 and 2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) Grants for work.

The way I make art is mostly ritual although expressive, corporeal and intuitive, my processes are experimental, they always involve an external, unexplained element or entity. The painting or photograhy comes out of somewhere, it hatches and – abruptly, my amazement – is, right in front of my eyes. The key elements in the actual making of art are environmental orientation, the great importance of spaces and places, contemplative approach to work, questions of otherness, and influence of alienation, the otherworldly thresholdiness. I study the importance of corporeality / disembodiment in both my painting and filming processes. Concretely, corporeality manifests itself in the reality of painting as the intentional strong involvement of the body in the painting, the movements, speed, flaws, stains, scratches etc. visible on the canvas – they are an essential part of the physicality of my paintings, at the same time, they also testify of my existence which is not always so obvious or self-evident. Indeed, painting is a metaphysical reflection produced through physicality of the moment.

Behind the scenes

Browse through life in studio, fieldwork and in exhibition spaces

Ambiance – In studio, milieu and in exhibition spaces