These Photo Paintings by Nanna Hänninen Are Creatively Cultivat

 - May 21, 2013
References: nannahanninen & lanciatrendvisions
Inspired by the man's relationship with nature, the "Plants/Objects//Paint" image series by Nanna Hänninen marries two opposing art forms; photography and the practice of abstract painting.

Layering her botanical captures, the Finnish photographer and visual artist translates her process through a clever combination of painted accents that are applied atop her original images.

The artist skews and alters her reality with the addition of applied acrylic color blobs, thick drops of paint and heavy brushstrokes that enhance photo captures of florals, plants and trees. Experimenting with a variety of natural and conceptual elements, these artworks by Nanna Hänninen play with perception and offer up an unconventional translation of beauty for their viewer. Moreover, the striking portraits merge two mediums that are closely related yet extremely different and prove that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.