Nanna Susi is one of the most successful Finnish artists (born in 1967). She paints with discipline and enormous intensity: her expressive style utilizes thick layers of paint and strong colours that fuse metallic glow into a voluminous texture. A bright joy of life and a peculiar obscurity are combined in Susi’s paintings, creating tension that is impossible for the observer to escape.
After her graduation from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997, Susi rose to prominence through Tampere Art Museum’s exhibition “Young Artist of the Year 2000”. Ever since, she has held numerous private shows around Finland and Europe, and has taken part in group-exhibitions on an international scale. In 2012, Susi’s recent artistic production, from the years 2011 and 2012, was showcased in a vast exhibition at the Helsinki Art Museum.