Klaus Haapaniemi has added 5 new works to Xenia series of etchings made with drypoint and aquatint, making this series of curious still life compositions now nine works. The Xenia works have repeating elements, frogs, bees, birds, fish and mushrooms that become a part of new composition in each work.
Each work is printed in edition of 40, they are signed and available to purchase from Himmelblau or through us.
Klaus Haapaniemi (born in 1970) is currently one of Finland’s most internationally successful designers. His creations combine Japanese and Russian aesthetics, on the one hand, and the world of folk tales and anthropomorphic animal figures, on the other hand. He has also designed the costumes and staging for the Finnish National Opera’s production of “The Cunning Little Vixen”. At Himmelblau, Haapaniemi has been using gravure printing for the first time. By looking at his virtuoso-like strokes, it would be impossible to tell that he is only starting to grasp the intaglio technique. The new works are compositions, and they also feature the animal creatures that are present in Haapaniemi’s other works.
The composition series has now 6 completed works. You can find out more and purchase the prints from Himmelblau.