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Vellamo -  colorful dynamic informal painting on canvas for corporate collection under 10k

Vellamo - colorful dynamic informal painting on canvas for corporate collection under 10k

XXL - Diptych
Acrylic and pigments on canvas

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The story of the informal painting: Vellamo is a Finnish sea goddess who has been worshipped for over two thousand years. According to legend, she led schools of fish into the nets of hungry fishermen. Together with her countless daughters, the waves of the sea, she farmed and raised livestock on the seabed. At dawn, she sometimes brings her magical manatees to the sea surface to graze on algae.

However, she also controls the wind and storm...


About informal painting:

Informal art emerged as a counter-movement to concrete art and deliberately set itself apart from clear forms and colours. Instead, the focus here was on emotions and spontaneous forms of expression. The artwork of Informal Art often emerges from the moment and is not planned in advance. Therefore, the title comes about on the basis of associations with the artwork.


"It is about the dissolution of the classical principle of form: not painting firmly outlined forms, but working on the respective painting matter in such a way that there are only passages, structures, textures, colour flows or interweavings of painting and drawing traces." This is how Karl Otto Götz, one of the most important German Informel painters, described the painterly freedom that artists took in the post-war years.


The artworks of informal art are like a spontaneous explosion of colours on the canvas. They show the true essence of colour, with movements, jumps, drops, traces. Artists who ascribe themselves to abstract expressionism or informal painting often reject all form and object, allowing only colour as the sole motif. Contemporary Informel is an artistic attitude that rejects classical principles of composition and geometric abstraction, preferring instead an immediate, gestural and eruptive-associative technique. The development of contemporary abstract art began in Paris in the mid-1940s against the cultural and political backdrop of the war, which is still topical today.

When artists questioned constructive art after the end of the Second World War and sought a new meaning. They found this meaning in a new free use of painting media. They experimented with different materials and additives, the canvas moved from the easel to the floor, they poured the paint or scratched it.


The French art critic Michel Tapié introduced the term "Informel" when he curated the exhibition "Signifiants de l'Informel" in Paris in 1951. This term has become the generic term for various currents of abstract art.

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