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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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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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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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The Sales Event of the Finnish Painters’ Union 2020

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I’m happy to announce that I’ll be participating at this years Sales Event of the Finnish Painter’s Union at Cable Factory, Helsinki. In total I have three paintings on display. Continue Reading

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Pop up exhibition

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For the last few years I’ve mainly painted black and white canvases, concentrating on the actual letter forms and various materials/surfaces. So during last fall I felt the urge to paint something colourful and spiced up with comic-like characters. So I made a small batch of about 20 canvases for Christmas sale. I liked the experience so much that I decided to paint some more canvases after the event.

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Eyes on the Horizon

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Espoo City Museum launched their latest exhibition, titled as “Eyes on the Horizon” earlier this year. The very same museum which obtained copy of our book released in 2016 (relevance explained later). This exhibition tells about seaside Espoo from the perspective of changes faced in livelihoods, leisurely pursuits and in nature over the years. Many of the stories are told thru one particular area/neighbourhood of the city. This very neighbourhood is Kivenlahti, a region residing on the seashore of the southwestern Espoo.

Well, it just happens that out of the many areas of Espoo, Kivenlahti is also the area where I painted the most during the nineties. Sure, as an actual area, the Länsiväylä highway itself was the place where I as well as my crew HRC painted the most, but it passes thru many regions of Espoo (Kivenlahti included) so that’s why it’s out from the comparison.

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