Tapio Mömmö is a multidisciplinary artists living and working in Finland. After graduation from art school in 2011, he began working out of his own studio creating both oil and digital paintings. Tapio says his passion for digital painting is fueled by the capability to work quickly and intuitively with digital tools – creating on his computer allows very clean, precise results. Tapio says it’s also refreshing to work with two different techniques. Tapio’s inspiration to create come to him while he creates, and he never plans his artworks out in advance. For him, creating is about the joy of discovery, and watching accidents transform into something interesting, something beautiful. Tapio uses much of his own photography as a starting point, and then blends in or adds in details from other images. His goal is to find interesting compositions and contrasts by allowing the artwork to go where it may. Often, his creativity leads him to experiment with combinations of shapes and structures within the human form. Tapio says he wants to visualize different emotions with shapes, and most of all he wants to give the viewer something to wonder and marvel.
So here’s some news in case you didn’t know: I am doing an apprenticeship in a cake/biscuit bakery! I just ordered a load of biscuit decroating equipment, including several fabulous gel food colours, in order to make and decorate my own biscuits from home. I’m thinking of trying to make biscuits to look like characters from several of the shows I love, inlcluding:
and many more! Super excited. The trickest part is finding suitably shaped cookie cutters though… Give me a shout if you have any thoughts on common cookie cutter shapes that represent any of the above characters. Eg, Wirt (Over the Garden Wall) has an upsidedown ice cream cone head and Bee (Bee and Puppycat) has a head/hair outline a lot like a cloud.