I’m a 28 year old visual artist from Central Ostrobothnia, Finland.
I have brains of a painter. Painting is something I know best and something I always come back to. I see colours, shapes and surfaces. These three things consists a painting which can take any form – not always two-dimensional.
The place where I currently am, always affects my working, and I let it. I am an observer. The thinking process behind my works is always similar: the work is a reflection of my reality. Every time I objectively try to process some kind of subject through my art, I notice I reveal something from myself too. This way my own life is always present in my works.
I’m interested how people think. The certain need for control and the artificiality of that fascinates me. As a human being I want to build and be in charge of entirety. The feeling of mastery is stunning but of course illusion in its’ own impossibility.
The need of making art comes from my will of making somekind of sense of this life. To create analyzed thinking entities. When I began to work with new project, it’s not clear to me what I want to achieve. My vision forms while I engage in a dialogue with my own thoughts and the precence of the material. When I’m done with the subject, I can move on to next issue that needs to be solved.
b. 1990, Espoo, Finland
Lives and works in Kokkola, Finland
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Painting and Visual Culture, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland
Classical singing, Keskipohjanmaan Kulttuuriopisto (eng. Keskipohjanmaa Culture Institute), Kälviä, Finland
Visual Expression, Kymenlaakson Opisto (eng. Kymenlaakso Institute), Inkeroinen, Finland
Kaustinen College of Music, Kaustinen, Finland
Koivun kanssa kasvokkain, Brinkkala Gallery, Turku
Is This the Right Time? Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland
6th Space. ICT-City, Turku
Ole hyvä ja tyynnytä levoton mieleni. Köysiratagalleria, Turku
Ritva Mäkinen. Köysiratagalleria, Turku
30 PÄIVÄÄ JUMALANA. Gallery Linnankatu 33, Turku
The Gallery Will Be Presented in a Group Show. Galleria VISU, Kokkola
Seventy Hours and Ten Days. Kilta bar, Kokkola
Art Slaves. Tupakkamakasiini, Pietarsaari
The Square. Pop-up -exhibition in a former barber shop, Kokkola
Sadonkorjuu, Kouvola Town Library
OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY
OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY
The Scent of the Distance; Community art project in collaboration with art students, occupational therapy students and Turku Mental Health Society (Tsemppi-Talo), Turku, Finland
Property master’s assistant, Kokkola City Theater
Illustration, Global School -project of Peace Education Institute and Educational Institution of Kokkola City
Haihatus Art Centre, Joutsa, Finland
Kokkola-Camping, painting series in cabins
The Union of Finnish Art Associations. Finnish Painters' Union, candidate member