Kreetta Järvenpää
Prime

13.9.2018–30.12.2018

Nothing so far
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
70cm x 90cm, 1100€

I disappear
Edition 5+2
2017, Giclée print
70cm x 90cm, 1100€

Magnolia
Edition 5+2
2017, Giclée print
32cm x 40cm, 390€

Apple flower
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
32cm x 40cm, 390€

Cabbage
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
32cm x 40cm, 390€

Coral Crush
Edition 5+2
2017, Giclée print
32cm x 40cm, 390€

Narcissus
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
37cm x 52cm, 450€

Poppy
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
37cm x 52cm, 450€

Tulip
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
37cm x 52cm, 450€

Peony
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
41,6cm x 52cm, 525€

Treasure
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
37cm x 52cm, 450€

Wild and wilted 2
Edition 5+2
2018, Giclée print
32cm x 40cm, 390€

Prime

Kreetta Järvenpää’s Prime highlights a flower’s circle of life, concentrating on aging and death as the flower’s prime period. Although fading flowers are not commonly regarded as beautiful, the combination of a fresh, wilting and dried flower – the inevitable circle of life – is intriguing. Birth, bloom, aging and death; the same flower is never in its prime again.

In Prime, Kreetta has created twelve still lives from either one or multiple flowers, sometimes using them to create a whole landscape. Dark backgrounds and fading beauty give her works almost tangible drama and a mystical quality.

Kreetta is fascinated by the overall beauty of flowers and plants, due to their nature as well as their appearance. The beauty of a flower brings joy and sometimes healing, but can also be filled with melancholy tones. Flowers are born pretty, live gorgeously, and die beautifully, a bit differently to us humans.

Kreetta Järvenpää

Kreetta Järvenpää’s style of photography has been compared to the paintings of the Dutch Masters, due to her use of light and painterly storytelling. Dark backgrounds and fading beauty give her works almost tangible drama and a mystical quality.

Kreetta Järvenpää was born in 1974 in Rauma, Finland. She graduated as Master of Arts from University of Lapland in 2005. Kreetta has worked as a professional photographer since 2006 and the last 4 years as an independent photographer and artist specializing in flower and food photography.