Acrylics over wasted wood found on the shore of Åland / Finland.
Troito’s 2015 exhibition
The exhibition Hem Ljuva Hem was produced by Troito in his stay at Eckerö Post & Customs as resident artist in May 2015. “I decided to recycle wood piece I found around the Åland’s island and to transform them into pieces of art. The archipelago in between Baltic Sea and Gulf Bothnia beacame a place with great inspiration.. Like a puzzle I joined wasted wood pieces and painted elements such as fishers houses over boats, Deers, cups of coffee, lighthouses… I used Röd Mylla color, typical from the region, over boards of wood rich on texture.” Art and Åland transformed Troitiño’s brief stay into a transitory Home Sweet Home (Hem Ljuva Hem in Sweeden).
“Our body is like an island in constant movement. In this piece of organic material we build our-self, our very personal cozy place.” Rodrigo Troitiño
Positive thinking and surround ourselves with good energy is one of the ways of living and making it a constructive life. A room dressed with fun art pieces can craft our daily routine into a life full of happiness.
That was the insight that changed my concept of art making. It strongly influenced my following years.
The moment we have a cup of coffee was the inspiration of my second exhibition. Coffee and Good Feelings.
The technique used was acrylics over wooden boxes.
I met Pippifax. a street artist, in a crap of hostel in Venice. She does soap bubbles for living. Big bubbles! I helped her during my last day in Venezia. I ended up doing amazing pictures of her and bubbles in a square. People's expression, light, bubbles, all perfect! I am happy indeed with the result of those moments! Then she asked me to take a few more pictures of her making bubbles over the bridge close by the square - Let’s do it! - I went to take the best angles again. I went to the other side of the canal. When I got there I started to get even better pictures! Unfortunately I didn't saw the access stairs to the canal, and, as I was walking slowly backwards I felt 1,5m over the stairs. I hit the steps full of moss... instantaneously I felt inside the dark canal loosing my mobile and all pictures of that lovely day. All gone, as the bubbles - puf, puf.