“Paintings created in a studio may contain several layers that the viewer knows nothing about; in the bottom there may be, for example, bursts of frustration familiar to everyone, forming a base for the landscape. Märkälä wants to paint, to bring out the good on the top, so the process must end in something hopeful, full of oxygen and life, light, even what is beautiful “.

“To Märkälä, the world includes objects, good ones that simply must be depicted through painting, not least because they make such good paintings”.

- Pessi Rautio The Editor-in-Chief of Taidelehti, The Places For Being Happy (Parvs publishing, Finland)

Finnish painter Maaria Märkälä - a fragment of Maaria Märkälä's painting process is a part of The Philosophy of Painting project by Liisa Hilasvuori, year 2016. Filming by Markus Renvall, edition by Liisa Hilasvuori and Markus Renvall.