Back in her studio, Ahlfors distances herself from the locations by inverting the photographs into their negative colours, using that as a starting point for her painting. By using oil on canvas, the mundane moment becomes abstraction in Ahlfors’ hands, but still retains a memory of the original moment. “I don’t invent situations – I look at them from a different angle,” Ahlfors says about her process. The artist gives herself a tight conceptual frame, which allows her freedom to create.
Riikka Ahlfors

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