ANNA TUORI (b. 1976 in Finland) is interested in the concept of the ‘Das Unheimliche’, or ‘uncanny’; the point at which the familiar starts to become strange. The longer one stands before one of her paintings, the more one gradually begins to see. Her dreamlike environments appear almost on the threshold of being recognisable, but details are hard to make out through the washes of paint. Painterly devices and gestures have a strong presence in her works: brushstrokes, colour dots and traces of the act of painting are of central interest through which a multitude of visual abundance is created.
Her works have been on display in the Nordic countries, most countries of Central Europe, China, the United States, and most recently in the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. She has been shortlisted for the Ars Fennica Prize and the Carnegie Art Award.