Visual Artist

silja selonen


I am thinking about photons, when painting shadows and reflections. I try to understand, what kind of energy-trancition is going on when feeling wintry wind.

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Silja Selonen has gratuated at Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences year 2009. She did her written thesis about Art and Science. She also has master`s degree in painting and restoration.


  • her paintings are a beautiful marriage of art and science

-She is interested in capturing the invisible world in the visible, representing time, matter, energy and gravity, through her painting.

MHS National Art Honor Society
Finnish artist Silja Selonen creates beautifully atmospheric paintings that are deceivingly simple. She uses close, neutral colors to paint her figures, often left somewhat ambiguous and without excessive detail. This simplicity lends itself well to her emphasis on lighting, emotion, and the often geometric figures she paints as an interacting element in her artworks. Her pictures often capture a moment in time and the corresponding feelings of those within the space; this effect is enhanced by the soft but bright lighting of her figures and the intentional blur imposed upon the figures.


Fresco-technique Accademia del Giglio 2015 – 2015 Firenze, Italia
Visual artist, sculptor Arts Academy Turku University of Applied Sciences 2004 – 2009 Turku,Finland
Portrait-painting, “Allaprima”, Pekka Halonen Academy/ Repin-institut 2002 – 2002 Finland
Fresco-painting Valamo Monestary 2001 – 2001 Finland
Master degree Restoration / painting and decoration 1984 – 1989 Finland






Finalist, ARTSCIENCE CENTER, New York In the competition : The Void an the Cloud
Finalist, S-group LTD, Finland sculpture-competition
Painted Faces Showdown winners, Saatchi Online/Griffin Gallery, London
International Award Winners, Art kudos