Wasa Graffitilandia, round two

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Wasa Graffitilandia is an outdoor art exhibition in an abandoned amusement park in Vaasa, Finland. Over 100 artists took part in filling the place with all sorts of art during the summer 2021 and the venue was open for public for the late summer ’til it closed its doors. But since the event was a success and the place itself is huge, the organisers announced that round two for the event would take place later this year. I was lucky enough to be invited for this event as well.

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Copenhagen calls, again!

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Later this month I have the pleasure of painting at 2021 edition of Meeting of Styles. In Copenhagen, Denmark. The last time I participated in the actual event in Copenhagen was back in 2016. That was also my first ever Meeting of Styles event. Well, ok, I did participate last years remote edition too, but due to travelling restrictions related to COVID19, my input took place from the safety of my own country.

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About writing

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…as in, writing text. More like as in lyrics, I might add.

It might come as a surprise to many, who follow my graffiti related adventures, that writing my name with spray paint or even editing a book about our crew have not been the only things I’ve written during my creative years. At one point of my life I wrote something else – which occasionally makes me even more happier than painting my name in ornamental form ever did. Yet I feel it’s very related to what I do graffiti wise as well.

During 2004-2007 I wrote some lyrics for my favourite band, The Project Hate MCMXCIX. That means for two of their albums, “Armageddon March Eternal” and “In Hora Mortis Nostrae“. I am not a real author/writer, but I got inside the atmosphere and lyrical theme of their albums in no time. Continue Reading

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The Sales Event of the Finnish Painters’ Union 2021

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I’ll be participating the Sales Event of the Finnish Painter’s Union at Cable Factory, Helsinki. For a second time, I might add. And like the last time, I have three paintings for sale at the event. Continue Reading

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Demolition Art Takeover

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Demolition Art project expands its concept to a new spot, this time on a premises that are not going to be demolished but quite the opposite: the place has been renovated and the owner wants to offer something new to their clients. So they contacted Jouni Väänänen, the person behind the Home of Art and many other projects and started negotiating about how Demolition Art concept would fit in their business plan. So, the place is nothing less than Hotel Helka, right in the heart of Helsinki City, and the outcome will be open (with restrictions) to public from January 14th 2021.

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Art for sale

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Since December 2020 some of my works have been on sale at Taiko, a Finnish Art Online -store… and that’s really it.

Do check them out, will ya?

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The last exhibition for 2020

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Due to COVID19 and all the restrictions caused by it, I’ve spent countless hours indoors in 2020. And I’ve used a lot of that time for creating art. Which in general has been a good thing, because in 2019 I reserved an exhibition time for myself for early 2020 and the gallery space is large. Meaning that I’d be needing quite a few canvases to avoid presenting empty walls.

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HellRaisers Crew, 2nd edition

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And the 2nd edition means the book, not the crew…

2016

When we released our book, titled as “HellRaisers Crew – osa Espoolaisuutta vuodesta 1990“, in 2016, we felt a bit unsatisfied about the release. We originally planned it to be nearly twice as thick, but since we published it ourselves, we had to cut the costs in order to even get it out. Meaning reducing the size and the amount of material. And we also had a hard time deciding whether to do the book in finnish or english. As you all know, we went for the domestic version.

Three years later

Sometimes in late 2019 I asked from Rosk if it would be ok for him if I’d begin translating the book in english. With a thought that we could release an english version as a pdf later on. This was fine for him…

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Another residency visit

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This summer I’ll be staying for few weeks at the Old Mine Residency at Outokumpu, an old mining town in the eastern parts of Finland.

I’ve visited the town a few times prior to this, painted few public works as well as held workshops with my crew mate Soved. Continue Reading

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New Demolition Art project

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Another Demolition Art project is about to take place at Kerava later this year. I have the honour of being one of the many selected artists that are about to create art on the spot during the spring and early summer of 2020.

More about this event from the Purkutaide-website at http://www.purkutaide.com as well as the various social media platforms.

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