Camilla Vuorenmaa (b. 1979) is an artist who works with painting and wood carving. In her works she depicts people in still moments where holiness and everyday life encounter. In most of her works one can detect human figures but she would not describe them as portraits per se: “They are kind of portraits of humanity. I want to express emotions and feelings that humankind have always had and will always have“. For New Narrative and Reader Vuorenmaa has made a series of new wood carving paintings inspired for example by the history English literature and Old Testament stories about Judith and Holofernes. Camilla Vuorenmaa was just awarded with Fine Arts Academy of Finland’s award. The prize consists of 25,000 euros and a solo exhibition in EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art and the accompanying publication. Vuorenmaa has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, and lives and works in Helsinki.
Photo by Amanda Aho, Finnish Art Agency