The paintings by Heidi Ukkonens explore themes of the mundane, such as relationships, anguish and suffering . These depictions are represented through playfully deformed animations within the life of modern society. The materials she uses are Egg-tempera acrylic, oil paint and spray paint, to add and build texture to her work. The inspiration derives from her life living in the vibrant city of Antwerp. Her thought process begins towards the end of each day and through trial and error the works are brought about. Drawing knowledge and inspiration of the works of Philip Guston, Henri Matisse and Hieronymus Bosch she aims to bring her audience into a world where the usual becomes unusual , where the ugly becomes beautiful and where pain becomes humour.