Sirpa Pajunen-Moghissi explores the woodcuts her late mother Seija Guttormsen-Pajunen (SGP), also an artist, carved over 30 years ago. Collaging and layering multiple fragments through the process of deconstruction and rearranging, she creates her own images. By merging the marks, she holds on to the original figurative elements that are rooted in Finnish culture and its cultural symbols. But by removing the narrative of the original prints, the work distances itself from the specific landscape the inspiration was drawn from. The result is a combination of different viewpoints, embedding the concept of the original artist whilst translating it into a new language.
Born in Helsinki Finland. She gained her MA in Fine Art from Middlesex University in 1999 and graduated with BA in Fine Art from Byam Shaw school of art in 1996. She is also a co-founder of ArtKapsule.