Kimmo Timonen is a Finnish artist, living in an old farm house surrounded by forests and lakes. Kimmo is painting.He challenges the painting by molesting it, he appeases it, tries to make it collaborate. He takes the painting to have a swim, to a campfire, to the nature. He paints the painting and himself with the same clay. He uses leaves of plants, kitchen paper, beetroot and oil paints.The film depicts the process of painting. It is not burdened by explanations, interviews, talking heads or voice over. It is about the work itself. The process is followed closely and intensively. Painting, nature and the film itself merge together making a unified whole.
"The brilliant Painting by Katerina Patroni; a multi-layered visual performance, perhaps the best ever made in Greece ; aesthetics being the ultimate artistic factor." (Demetres Charitos, ANTI MAGAZINE)
"The GFF award for best Greek Film was given to Katerina Patroni for her film The Painting for its depiction, in a unique personal style and through the superb use of cinematic language, of a painter’s love affair with the natural environment, from which he draws his raw materials and whose many elements he braves not for the purpose of gain but of transforming them into the material of artistic expression." (news.in.gr)
[In Finnish, with English subtitles]