Critique

The profound subjects confronted by Sinikka Elfving's are accentuated and eloquently communicated by intense colors, powerful lines that strike the viewer. Sinikka Elfving’s enigmatic forests in dark greens, purples and blues, blur the viewer’s vision with a surreal play of colour, form and perspective, providing a scope of altered reality and penetration into the soul. 

The artist’s melancholic use of colour conveys a visual effect that contributes to the mesmerizing aesthetic impression sensed by the spectator. Shapes are formed by hazy yet vivacious and vibrant brushstrokes, creating depth and personality. Sinnika interprets religious themes, nature and abstracts, the artist's mind is communicated on canvas with and is a true manifestation of talent. Elfving’s sceptical yet positive nature, next to her education in Philosophy and Psychology are instantly perceptible. One can see the influence of the Dutch and German Expressionists in what is an emancipation of the study of the mind.

Sinikka's talent trancends from the phicical and appleals to the spiritual as well as one's inner self. The artist is lead by humanistic and ethical values, by romanticism and by philosophers such as Voltaire and Plato. By using religious subjects, she questions of our deepest thoughts and highlights the values of today’s society, which according to her, are unfortunately driven by materialism. Every artwork by Elfving is a journey into the unknown leading the viewer to absolute freedom and to the essence of the soul.

By Victoria Ludwig