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Elina Autio: Rainbow Pen, 2022. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: HAM/Sonja Hyytiäinen.

Rainbow Pen

Artist Elina Autio

Limingantie 39, Helsinki

The facade of Kumpupilvi Daycare Centre in Kumpula displays a colourful piece by Elina Autio. The installation Rainbow Pen consists of striped aluminium pipes of different lengths, placed side by side, that form an island-like surface on the wall. The premise of the layout is the rhythm of colouring and writing in cursive, which may be random and a little clumsy, but still determined at the same time. The piece refers to the lines drawn with a multi-colour pen where the colours change as you keep drawing. The vertical lines typical of the building of Isoniitty Daycare Centre are repeated in the installation’s structure and colours.

Elina Autio has a degree in visual arts from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki. She also studied in Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. Autio’s art brings observations about colour and everyday construction materials together in unique ways. In addition to Helsinki, she has also created public art for the cities of Tampere and Espoo.

The work belongs to the collection of the City of Helsinki, administrated by HAM Helsinki Art Museum.

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