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Who Made Who: the Exhibition

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Finally, after a long time in the making, I can announce my next exhibition! At a totally new place for me, I might add. Hope that you’re able to visit the place.

Place: HAA Gallery, Suomenlinna fortress.
Rantakasarmi, Suomenlinna C 1
FI00190 Helsinki
Time: September 29th – October 22nd, 2022.
Vernissage: September 28th, 2022, 17:00-19:00.

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Lainit X Monari

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Street art Association Urban arranges an event at Kuopio within a few weeks. On August 27th, to be more exact. And I’m happy to announce that I’m also invited! I’ll be sharing a wall with Raw Deal comrades. It’s been a while since the last time with these fellas, so I’m looking forward to it!

More info about the event from the website of the association.

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Kerafest, Espoo

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Kerafest event takes place on July 30th at Kera area, Espoo. That’s less than two weeks to go! The place is a former logistics center and I can’t emphasize enough how huge the area really is! These days the place holds many events and activities and many of the large walls in the area have been painted with various street art during the last few years.

I am invited to paint at the Kerafest event with fellow graffiti writers Charles Liquor and Punish. Gotta say that I’m looking forward to it, the styles those dudes drop are phenomenal!

More info about the place.
The event on Facebook.

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Seinäjoki Graffitilandia

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As if two rounds of Wasa Graffitilandia last year weren’t enough, the organizers behind the event managed to expand the event to nearby (about 75km) city of Seinäjoki! Last week I visited the place with my crew mate Soved and we managed to leave our humble marks on the spot. So, once the event opens to public, you’ll be able to see them and bunch of other jaw dropping artwork by various artists, both domestic and abroad. And trust me, the participating artists this year are more than you could expect!

And yes, the 3rd round of Wasa Graffitilandia does take place at the same time. And just maybe there’s something small from us over there too…

Check out the Seinäjoki Graffitilandia website!

Seinäjoki Graffitilandia logo by BR1.

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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. If all goes as planned, it’s less than a week when I’ll be there.

During the first round I did a bunch of small pieces in the area, for the second round… well, I am not sure yet, I’m sure I’ll come up with something. Maybe even something different than during the previous round…

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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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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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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.

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