One could say thatMariRantanenhasclaimed her completely own color schemein Swedishcontemporary art.Noonepaints with the sameextremely intense shadesasRantanen-shocking pink,neongreen andbrightgold can all be foundin her work.But it is notjust the colorthat characterizesRantanen's oeuvrebut alsothe composition,where totalorder prevails. And itis no coincidence. SystemsinterestRantanenand the relationship betweenchaos and orderis crucial in her work.
MariRantanengrew upand was educated inFinland, buthas spenta large part ofhis working lifeinSweden, where she has exhibitedwidely andalso workedas a professorat the RoyalAcademy of Fine Arts. Today,she dividesher time betweenStockholmand New York.