Johanna Kestilä gets her themes from the people surrounding her. ”Everybody experiences their own unique form of reality, and I try to use creative processes as a link between mine and others’” She says. She also does acrylic paintings, but she prefers to combine techniques. She is very material oriented which comes from her background in textile design.
Johanna considers herself a physical artist. ”Whenever I’m working, I swing, climb and think about the trajectories and the dimensions” she says. One could say, that she treats paintings like clay. She cuts them into pieces to give herself a new perspective towards her work, and then stitches them back together. Surprisingly, even though the process is extremely physical, her work often turns out sensitive and fragile.