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Janne Parviainen  Helsinki, Finland

'At Night the Roads Disappear'
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'Neon Skyline'
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About Janne


Janne Parviainen paints old recycled windows with a mix of oils, metal leaf, and permanent markers, to create neon-coloured installations. His chief subjects are urban environments and natural landscapes.

Working on both sides of the glass produces a strong feeling of depth and space. As a historical element, the old window panes create a story of their own; life has been observed through the windows countless times before in their previous use. The metal leaves presenting the sky with their luminosity and reflections emphasize the paintings’ technology-influenced appearance and so on distract it from the traditional nature portraits.

Parviainen has observed for example that the typical Finnish landscape is no longer is a hilltop and a summery lake, but a constructed urban view; a place where you can associate with your history, actions and memories. He developed this personal technique to reflect this modern technology-centric environment.


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THIS IS LIT BRO I CANT EVEN WITH HOW COOL THIS IS

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love it

Mystical!




beautifffuuulll:)

this is very cool!

Very eerie, very beautiful

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