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"Love Dialogue" with Johanna Kestilä
Johanna Kestilä, "Can’t Say it Other Way", 2023 Acrylic on canvas 29 1/2 x 39 3/8 in. 75 x 100 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "Unfinished Love Letter", 2014-2020 Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 44 1/8 in. Unstretched 1
Johanna Kestilä, "Completely Limitless", 2019 Acrylic on canvas 37 3/8 x 37 3/8 in. 95 x 95 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "It was Just," 2022 Acrylic and pencil on canvas 38 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. 97 x 87 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "Not Named," 2023 Acrylic on Canvas 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in. 120 x 100 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "Naked Conversation," 2021 Acrylic on canvas 42 1/2 x 37 3/8 in. 108 x 95 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "In my Dreams I Love You," 2023 Acrylic on canvas 43 1/4 x 33 1/2 in. 110 x 85 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "Kind of Light," 2020 Acrylic and pen on canvas 39 3/8 x 43 1/4 in. 100 x 110 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "Similar Memory Trace," 2020 Acrylic on Canvas 45 1/4 x 37 3/8 in. 115 x 95 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "Love Marks," 2022 Acrylic on Canvas 37 3/4 x 31 1/2 in. 96 x 80 cm.
Johanna Kestilä, "Those Moments," 2019, Acrylic, crayon, ink, and sesame oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 35 3
Johanna Kestilä, "Unbelievable Story," 2019 Acrylic and crayon on canvas 43 1/4 x 43 1/4 in. 110 x 1
Johanna Kestilä, "Completely Unpredictable," 2022 Acrylic and marker on canvas 36 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. 9
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He Just Turned His Back

Johanna Kestilä, 2019, acrylic on canvas,  49 x 45 in.

Night after night

I’d watch you fall asleep 

Counting your breaths 

One two three

As I held mine

Almost like

We were running out of oxygen 

Go get some sleep

The stars would whisper 

Watching me

Begging the sun

Quietly so

Not to rise

‘Cause if ever

It was during the night

You’d stay and

— be only mine

by Lotta Hukkanen

Possibly In the Future

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, acrylic on canvas,  44 1/2 - 48 x 45 in.

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Almost Unforgettable 

Johanna Kestilä, 2019, acrylic on canvas,  49 x 39 in.

They say

That letting go

Is the truest way 

Of loving 

But how can you let go

Something 

Or someone 

That is a part of you

And when someone says

You let yourself go

Is an insult like no other

by Lotta Hukkanen

Untitled 

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas, 49 x 38 in.

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Unbelievable Story

Johanna Kestilä, 2019, acrylic on canvas,  41 x 43 in.

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Naked Conversation

Johanna Kestilä, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 41 in.

 

If there’s one thing I know

This is not

How it’s supposed to go

You see

Your way of loving 

Comes and goes 

In waves 

& I know

I’m also at fault 

You see

My way of loving 

Comes as a storm

I’m sure you felt like

Drowning 

As I chased you

And your waves 

But you see my dear

Even the strongest storms 

Tend to pass

The sky will clear 

& if you just let me 

I’ll come sailing 

Through your waves

by Lotta Hukkanen

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Those Moments

Johanna Kestilä, 2019, Acrylic, crayon, ink, and sesame oil on canvas, 47 x 36 in. 

Funny how

One moment 

Can truly 

Change it all

Sometimes it takes a storm

Other times just a glance 

But if you listen 

As the rain hits the ground 

You can hear god whisper 

Nothing is by chance

by Lotta Hukkanen

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Almost Too Personal

Johanna Kestilä, 2019, acrylic on canvas,  49 x 45 in.

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Of Course You Were Right

Johanna Kestilä, 2019, acrylic and pen on canvas, 43 x 39 in.

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Similar Memory Trace

Johanna Kestilä, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 44 x 37 in.

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Unfinished Love Letter

Johanna Kestilä, 2014-2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 46 x 35 in.

Night after night

I’d watch you fall asleep 

Counting your breaths 

One two three

As I held mine

Almost like

We were running out of oxygen 

Go get some sleep

The stars would whisper 

Watching me

Begging the sun

Quietly so

Not to rise

‘Cause if ever

It was during the night

You’d stay and

— be only mine

by Lotta Hukkanen

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Kind of Light

Johanna Kestilä, 2020, acrylic and pen on canvas, 35 x 44 in.

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Leave the Message, Babe

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 33 x 45 in.

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In My Dreams I Love You 

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 32 in.

And there you were 

Smiling 

You should write about me

Oh I will

I mean I have 

I mean I’ve tried 

Soon I’ll be running out of pages 

I don’t know how

I whispered 

Because you see

How can a man crafted by the gods 

Be portrayed 

By someone like me

You’re sweet 

No my love

Not like you

The gods that crafted you

Must’ve dipped you in honey

The way your skin sticks to mine

I feel like I’m high

I whispered again 

Can I take a bite

I continued 

As I watched your skin 

Glisten

In the moonlight 

by Lotta Hukkanen

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Completely Limitless

Johanna Kestilä, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 37 x 36 in.

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Unexpected Translation

Johanna Kestilä,  2023, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 34 in.

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I Can't Say It Any Different

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

What is love

My mother asked 

While poured my sorrows onto her 

I guess I didn’t know

I mean 

How could I have known 

Because how else 

Would I have had mistaken 

Us

For love

by Lotta Hukkanen

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Love Marks

Johanna Kestilä, 2022, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 32 x 26 in.

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It Was Just

Johanna Kestilä, 22022, Acrylic and pencil on canvas, 32 x 26 in.

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Completely Unpredictable

Johanna Kestilä, 2022, Acrylic and marker on canvas, 30 x 26 in.

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Nothing Bad Happened

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 14 inches

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You Are Mine

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 12 inches

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All Kinds of Solutions 

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10 in.

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FYI (Fuck You, Idiot)

Johanna Kestilä, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 10 x 10 in.

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