Mirimari Annika Väyrynen

  • Finland (b. 1976 in Helsinki)



I demolish and rebuild the contents of Landscape.

I work mainly with painting. Nevertheless I understand painting not only two dimensional and framed picture, but also related closely to space and three dimensional materials and objects. I create installations which take their final form in an exhibition space.

I explore how landscape and its representations reveal the phenomenon and values of each era or experience. I approach the subject, through environmental questions and position of human being, in relationship with the nature and the world. I outline how culture, collective memory and time are engraved in landscape. Therefore I see landscape as ubiquitous social-, time-, and sensescape where perception and interaction with the world occur.

I am interested in similitudes between ever transforming processes of nature, culture and identity. I understand nature as a primary ark about which human being and later culture are ascended from. Due this notion, I comprehend the nature, culture and identity intertwined and embodied parts of the visual landscape tradition.

Besides, I understand art as substance of unfettered human communication; it is no question only of picturing the surrounding view or reality, but rather it is a comprehensive expression and act of being in the world.


Artistic debut in Finnish Artists Exhibition in Kerava Art Museum in 1995.

Väyrynen lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated in 2001 Turku Arts Academy, Finland and as part of her Bachelor of Arts degree she also studied in National Academy of Arts Joaquim Tejada in Santiago de Cuba in 1997-1998. In 2013 she graduated at the University Aalto Helsinki with Master of Arts degree.

 Väyrynen demolish and rebuild Landscape. She examines landscape; it’s social, political, cultural and time related significances and contexts and approaches the subject through the position of human being in relationship with the nature and the world.

 Väyrynen works with painting and installations and she has exhibited her works in both in group and individual shows in various countries in Europe, United States and Cuba,  e.g. in the Kunsthalle Helsinki,  CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain, Contemporary  Art Museums of Málaga and A Coruña, Spain, Kic -Nord Art German and New York Now! -exhibition, United States. She has also been awarded with several Art Prizes in Spain.