°1980, Sweden
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.
Graduated with a Master Degree in Fine Arts Painting from the Royal Academy Of Fine Arts Antwerp in 2015.

The painting by Heidi Ukkonen explore themes of the mundane such as relationships, anguish, and suffering. These depictions are represented through playfully deformed animations within the life of modern society. Her works are built using materials such as acrylic, oil paint and spray paint which adds and builds texture to her work. Most of her insipiration derives from her life living in the vibrant city of Antwerp where she has worked since graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Her thought process begins towards the end of each day and through trial and error, explosive, colourful and humorous works are brought about. Drawing knowledge and inspiration of the works of Philip Guston, Henri Matisse and Hieronymus Bosch she aims to bring her audience into a world where the usual becomes unusual, where the ugly becomes beautiful and where pain becomes humour.

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