Waiting | The Air that I Breathe | # 250, 2011, acrylic, 25 x 25 cm. Private collection. Art & Photo © 2011 Tiina Hölli
I begun to wait,
but I did not know what I was waiting for.
I decided that waiting in itself is beautiful, so it was.
There is a chair -
- am I still waiting ?
perhaps I am.
perhaps I have refined the waiting to a higher level -
to non-waiting in-my-waiting
perhaps I am deluding myself
to non-waiting in-my-waiting
perhaps there is no such thing as waiting
perhaps there is no such thing as non - waiting
- there is just the learning how to get rid of all expectations
© 2015 Tiina Hölli 18.10.2015 16:10
- series of paintings and other works, 2007 - 2011
This series begun as a simple practical act, when I begun to wait for a friend to come to visit me in the summer of 2007, but as it turned out, I did not truely know what I was waiting for. While waiting I made also large-scale works about waiting. Series includes several varying subseries of the theme, and the works in this series have been presented in different exhibitions since 2007. Some of the works in the series Waiting :
UPS, Unexpected Power Supply, 2013
Best before 20.12.2012
Waiting for 20.12.2012
# 250, 2011
This period includes also much poetry.
I wrote about waiting, timing, and being in time - read some in Poet.
This particular piece of work " The Air That I Breathe" and the poem were featured January 2nd - 12th, 2016 in Artist of the Week : Tiina Holli | Art Professionals Worldwide and that featured discussion goes on permanently as my home base in Art Professionals Worldwide until further notice. You are welcome to join the discussion about Nothing without a topic. To my surprise, during the original discussion initiated January 2, 2016 in Artist of the Week and two other spin-off discussions, initiated in LinkedIn Pulse January 17, 2016 and in APWw January 19, 2016 about my interview in Creativeroom4talk Magazine on 17th of Februry 2016, the above work, my website and the interview, received following amazing appraise :
Visual Artist, American abstract painter /Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
"I love your art!...... There is a sense of profound quietude, understanding, and subtle strength in your imagery, in what you do. It speaks to my soul.....and...... I love what you post! "
Artist | Rumblfish Studio /Encinitas, California, USA
"Simplicity and solace. Great use of complements. Splash of warmth. Fantastic."
Artist, Tutor | Art Space Portsmouth /Portsmouth, United Kingdom
"Hey Tiina...Artist of the Week...loving your website...
I like that you have conversations with yourself on every level.
What a great week as the artist of said week you lovely girl."
Artist, Poet, Cartoonist /Melbourne, Australia
"Tiina - the poem is a beautiful accompaniment to the painting - both have a revealing meditative quality - by that is meant a deep sense of self-reflection. Congratulations! :)"
Artist, Designer, Author, Educator /Ontario, Canada
"Congratulations Tiina. The artwork above reminds me somewhat of Marc Chagall's style as far as atmosphere. His work often had a textural, and faint, but not completely smooth background, and often no real middle ground, going right to the foreground subjects, that were not always complete. I like your minimalist style and arrangement of forms. His work was often quite full of furious and curious related and unrelated connections of things. Good artistry. :)"
Pensionato, Libero scrittore 2010 – present,
critico d'arte presso la Casa Editrice Il Quadrato October 1962 – 2009 (47 years)
"Un tema ed una risoluzione dualistica: il fiore e una casa.
Si può pensare ad una pittura naif dove l'ingenua semplicità è di per sè un messaggio."
Presidente - socio fondatore presso Gli Argonauti - nuova generazione
"Un pezzo di materia pittorica interessante nella sua essenzialità!"
Master Fine Arts Calligrapher | ABCalligrafia /Irvine, California, USA
"Hello Tiina. It sounds ever so cold where you are.
The miracle of the artwork you present is that it is so 'green with life' and beckons a visitor to sit. It's a pleasant thought anyway. Cheers!"
Nathalie Agnes Lamont
Art critic, Historian, Member at AICA and The Professional Theatre Guild of Russia
/Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
"The brilliant expression of the sense of expectation!
A magnificent work in color and style."
Artist, Scientist | OPUS@Oldknows /Nottingham, UK
"I really liked the sensitivity and evocative mood in Tiina's Work!, Adrian"
Artist & Creativity Coach + Life, Business & Entrepenur Coach
/Miami/Fort Lauderdale, USA
"I love the weirdness of your ART ... the colors and shapes are delicious!"
Pintora Naïf, Naive Artist | GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art /São Paulo, Brazil
Artist, Choreographer, Lecturer, Freelance Art Consultant /St Albans, United Kingdom
"Hi Tiina, It's really good to see your work featured here. I love your colour palette,
and specifically your series " 4 x 28 = 107 ''. Thank you for sharing your work to us."
Curator, Founder & Director The Sculpture Discovery Association at SculptSite.com
/Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
"Nice work, I like your color palette, it's fresh!"
Managing Director | asart,
the home of contemporary Asian and international art /London, United Kigdom
"Mark, thank-you for introducing me to Tiina Holli's works.
Her site is very interesting and her works, more so....."
Surrealistic Artist and Illustrator | Loud Silence Studio /Ocean Park, Washington, USA
"Congrats Tiina! I am envious of your elevated level of mindmeltingness,
as an empty vessel has so much room for new things! (...)
Very Zen... Damn, I become more envious by the moment! LOL!"
Fabienne Le Corvaisier
Pastelliste /Toulouse, France
"Tiina, this "Waiting" is great! Tiina, dear Tiina. I came close to forget saying you how much I love visiting your site. However you know how it difficult for me to read poetry (but I liiike yours) and watching paintings that are not strictly figurative. But I liiike yours!!!"
Artist | SGHolland Art Studio
Founder of Art Critique Group at ArtGroupCritique.org /Seattle, USA
"Nice Painting, Artist of the Week! Kudos!"
Anya Rapoport Lauchlan
Artist | Atelier d'Art Anya Lauchlan /Laval, France
"Thank you, Mark and Tiina. Nice and fresh!"
Cardiologue /Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Mary Jane Magoon
Color Consultant | Rings End /Greater New York City, USA
Wendy Hollis Nishi
Painter /Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
"Lovely painting Ms Artist of the Week! Do we get to see more of your work, Tiina?"
Human Rights | Marketing | Digital & Cultural Marketing | Visual Arts |
Curating | Executive Production | Publishing, Zíngara Produçôes Culturais
/São Paulo Area, Brazil
"I love this painting very much. Thanks for sharing your lovely piece of art."
Graphics Designer | KTDesign /Glendale, California, USA
"Beautiful! Love the title!"
Visual Artist, Writer /Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
"Wonderful website and body of work Tiina. I enjoyed browsing."
Mark Kulaga, M. Ed.
Apple | Binary Sculptor | Writer
Manager and Curator in Art Professionals Worldwide
The Founding Member of Art Group Critique /Miami, Florida, USA
"I love it."
Cameron A. Kuntz
Artist, Photographer /Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
"I don't think you really sleep Tiina. You lie awake, hooked into the matrix, thinking about the nature of reality and answering posts."
Roelofje Van Opzeeland
Visual Artist, Poet /Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Artist, Lecturer, Director | Cain Park Arts Festival /Gates Mills, Ohio, USA
"Congrats Tiina! Nice to see your new, strong work. It's also stimulating to read your voice, so smart and full of humor... it brings back nostalgia for the rich conversations we engaged in before Linkedin dumbed down to discourage discourse..."
H.F.M. van der Laag
Independent art professional Maarten van der Laag
Utrecht Area, Netherland
"Holli, about the painting; nice discussion!"
Visual Artist, Orthopedic Physical Therapist /Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Artista /Ferrara, Italy
"Congratulazioni! E' molto espressivo. Gabriella Sciacovelli"
Melissa G Taylor
Artist, Creative Writer And Independent Thinker | RainGirl2016
/Saint Cloud, Florida, USA
"Solitary Garden Green With A Springtime Pink Blossom Ever Waiting.."
Artist, Inventor /Gent, Belgium
Sede de Superación Personal, LLC - The Center for Personal Development (SSP)
/Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Clinic Scheduling Assistant, Freelance Artist /Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Managing Director | Spectrum Arts Ltd /Bolton, United Kingdom
"sensitive and peaceful work"
Linda D. Ferretti
Visual Artist /Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Simplicity steals the show!"
Susanne Vendsalu MFA
Multi-disciplinary Artist | CrossBorderArt /Alacant Area, Spain
"Well Tiina, your art has feet in the ground and it is solid, at the same time as it is esoteric. Happy to see it in here!!"
Arja Välimäki |in Pulse
Independent visual artist /Sydney, Australia
"Congratulations Tiina! What a great article ! Loved it. Well worth reading."
David Lisle |in Pulse
Painter/Writer /Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
"I went to creative 4 room and listened to your interview. I enjoyed the interview. The Art.
( ... ) Oh I did follow that "hanging out with people you admire" article. It is why I hang out with you. You too are a good friend. Your Artwork is quite awesome for me. So there!"
Nguyen Haingotiana | in Pulse
Visual Artist /Paris, France
"Your interview speaks a lot to me, especially when you are talking about silence, the fact that you are a pure example of the Jungian theory of age period :) (so-am-I !!!!) , when you are saying that "I was born. I survived. Not a pretty picture. After a few years I realized Hey ! I am Alive ? ! ? I started to Be." and funny stuffs like you would hire three secretaries who would work for free only for the love of working (so-would-I !!!). Thank you :)"
Suzanne Firsching | in APWw
Sculptress, Teacher of sculpture work shops /Frankfort, New York, USA
"I liked what I read the interview was like talking to a good free spirited friend, u love what u do ,and do what u love, the line "time is irrelevant somehow it does not exist"! !! Understood."
Bill Kort | in APWw
Artist, Art Critic | Hebei University of Technology /Tianjin City, China
"...great Tiina....thanks Mark..."
Massimo Bandi / Max Bandi | in APWw
Artist /Milan Area, Italy
Thank you so very much. What can I say. Wow.
UPS, Unexpected Power Supply, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 85 x 85 cm. Private collection. Art & Photo © 2013 Tiina Hölli