Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981) is one of the best known Finnish artists and he was the most remarkable Lappish artist of his time. The local nature affected him deeply and gave his art its content and strength. Peatlands and fells, grouse, lynx, rams and reindeer are frequent motifs in his works.
The countryside gave him not only motifs, but perhaps the most notable element in his art, the strong colours. He was a colourful character who in his time prompted plenty of public discussion of his art and personality. Reidar Särestöniemi’s art is well-known from his unique relief-like technique, several layers of paint and strong, intensive colours.
Reidar has said that in his paintings there is his happiness, his pain, his unfulfilled longing, his whole life. Often an animal figure symbolised the person of the artist himself. The willow grouse represented the vulnerable side of the artist, whereas the embracing bears and seals symbolised love.
Hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi EXCLUSIVE collections are recognition to Reidar Särestöniemi. The capsule collections are designed exclusively by hálo. From every sold item a percentage is donated to the foundation of Reidar Särestöniemi.
Night of Frost, portrays the magic of frost and ice and how the sun shines in between the frosty birch trees. The shades of blue, grey and subtle orange of the sun are in perfect harmony.
Hálo has the same source of inspiration as Reidar Särestöniemi's art once had. The beauty and uniqueness of arctic nature.
The painting is a part of our arctic capital city of Rovaniemi's collection. ‘Night of frost’ (1969) painting was hálo’s first art piece choice for the hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi exclusive collection series. A picture of this painting still remains the screensaver of our designer Jukka Puljujärvi. He was deeply moved by this painting as a young boy and to this day, Reidar Särestöniemi's work inspires Jukka in his creations.
The capsule collections are designed exclusively by hálo and printed on a sustainable fabric.