Born in 1989 – Finland
Lives and works in Savonlinna, Finland
Girly, quirky, kitsch, sensuous, psychological, and mythical are all adjectives frequently added when interpreting Aina-
la ́s paintings. A world where feminine figures and hybrids play a significant role and where a myriad of symbols and
references unfold. The interiors and landscapes are luscious and exaggerated. Time is warped and we find ourselves in
an “Alice in Wonderland”, or “Digi-Disney After Dark”, where everything is spirited.
Intricately detailed, Ainala ́s works exhibit the human body, where ambivalent gestures and awkwardness are in focus.
Stigmatization and objectification are recurring themes as are references to art and cultural history. Carefully stylised
and with thoughtful symbolism we witness theatrical dramas which enable multiple interpretations.