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Petri Hytönen

artist

Petri Hytönen

  • Born
  • Sweden
Petri Hytönen, Legocity 2000, 2001
Petri Hytönen, Legocity 2000, 2001

Petri Hytönen captures dreams and fantasies in large playful watercolours. The stories he tells derive often from a child’s world. His inspiration is to be found in old photographs, films and strip cartoons. In Hytönen’s pictorial idiom humour mingles with gravity, joy with sorrow. A profusion of toys, lego sections and fairy tale figures comprise most of the items appearing in his images. Colours are rich and lively, as in a child’s world. Fantasy landscapes and dream cities emerge and counter any sense of loss and passing time. There is something both magical and melancholic in Petri Hytönen’s creations. Underlying the works is a process of computer sketching which is then translated to traditional watercolour. Hytönen also makes use of a special spraying technique which enables him to obtain these soft and sensitive results on paper.

More works by the artist

Petri Hytönen, Happening in Legocity 2, 2002
Petri Hytönen, Happening in Legocity 2, 2002
Petri Hytönen, Dop, 2002
Petri Hytönen, Baptism, 2002