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|Alanissi Seppo||Cutts Ilona|
|Harju Pete||Heinonen Laura|
|Is Tanja||Jauho Johanna|
|Kaalamo Tiina-Liisa||Kankaanranta Mira||Kari Olli||Kettunen Anniina|
|Kettunen Arto||Mikkilä Annu|
|Mikkilä Nadja||Palomäki Hanne|
|Pepita Apila||Roimola Landys|
|Ruotsalainen Toni-Petri||Särkikoski Outi|
|Timonen Satu||Tyrväinen Henna|
|Van de Kreeke Keanne|
Painting, Giclee print
Ilona’s paintings center on anthropomorphic creatures or girl like figures, surrounded by nature or objects of obscure symbolic and ethereal meaning. Her narrative storytelling is both cute and cruel, at times disclosing her own personal views on the delicate relationship between man and spirit nature.
Ilona received her BA in Fine Arts Degree from Kankaanpaa Arts School in Finland and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, U.K. Ilona’s paintings have been exhibited internationally and can be found in important collections such as the Oulu Museum of Modern Art in Oulu, Finland.
Ilona moved to the US in 2016. She and her husband John live in a romantic white house surrounded by nature and animals in Atlanta GA.
Pete Harju is a self trained artist and a hopeless romantic. His black and white ink drawings are celebrating sensuality, erotism and sweet sense of humor.
Private exhibitions: HimEros Ristorante la Majacca Kotka 2017 One Hundred Views of a French Balcony Pub Peräkammari Helsinki 2018
Other exhibitions London Eroticart Exhibition 2018 Copeland Gallery England
Pete Harju has more than 26000 followers on Instagram.
Painting, photography, jewellery, other art merchandise
Tanja Is (b. 1984) is a visual artist, illustrator and goldsmith. She is endlessly inspired by desert lanscapes, mystics, death and decay. A storyteller by heart, her creations tell a story and encourages people to look beyond the object, to see the hidden messages in the symbolism. Versatility is key when it comes to her jewelry. To be able to wear a piece in many ways adds value and is also an environmental statement. Buy less but still always have something to wear. For Is jewelry is also more than just jewelry, she is intrigued by the mystical aspect of amulets and objects that possess magical powers. She is constantly looking for materials to use in her jewelry and likes to combine unusual materials together: fibers from date palm trees with silver and brass or repurposed plastic straws with silver and gold. There are no rules when it comes to creating. The materials, shapes and symbols used are all intuitively worked into jewelry and most creations are one of a kind pieces.
Born in Helsinki but currently resides in Tammisaari.
Annina Kettunen (b.1991 in Nurmes) is a visual artist based currently in Imatra, Finland. Works mainly with drawing, sculpture and installation. Graduated with a BA in sculpture dep. from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Spring 2017.
Artworks often externalise emotions by colors, materials and compositions. Problems of existence and relativity of time comes out by picturing humanity with pointing to objects of humans habitat. Observing characters of materials and assimilating as well as modifying them are a important part of the artistic process and works itself. Usually working with memories and experiences and figuring out how to express those with art, attemps to reach the wanted athmosprere. Sometimes entire works are picturing the process and emphasising it’s meaning. Also pondering about aesthetic of incompletenes, meaning of the materials and finding personal beauty in those are essential in working.
Metal is a material that is very dear to me. I often use recycled metal. Rusty surface of metal is beautiful and brings special story to the artworks. The passing of time, the continuity of change in life`s nature. Nothing is permanent, even strong metal has to go through the process of change. Clay is another important material for me. It comes from the earth and is naturally soft and easily molded into shapes. I rust my metal and smoke my clay. Smoking the clay is unpredictable and spontaneus as rust. I like combining both clay and metal because of their diffent characters. Nature and enviroment are important for me and because of that i mostly use recycled and nature´s materials.
Often in my works there is a figure that resembles an animal. The figure wont necessary express any certain animal, it rather has features from different animals, humans and from my imagination. Emotions are important for me in my work. I want my work to transmit a strong mood. Therefore i use figures that are out of the ordinary, so the viewer can research the artwork a little bit farther and maybe it would be easier for he/she to experiece emotions. Life´s strangeness and amazingness will present itself in these peculiar creatures. Reality´s randomness is fascinating. How do we people manifest ourselves just like we are? And how strange forms of life there can be, in the universe? The birth of an artwork is most affected by intuition, my sensibility and the thing´s that bewilder me in the present time. I often research humans relationship to nature in present day, or humans relationship to himself and others. Compassion towards ourselves and our surrounding world could benefit every one of us
Little creatures have been born in Dali, China. They were a part of my istallation called plastic around me. If you would like to buy several creatures, please ask for the price together.
Painting, drawing, other art merchandise
Acvarel, mixed media, graphic art
Illustratio, other art mechandice
Landys Roimola, a Finnish visual artist born in Bogota Kolumbia, amazes with her extensive and diverse production dispite her young age. Especially the artistic visualizations she made for Flow and Provinssi festivals indicate this is an artist with rare, unprejudged and exceptionally brave attitude. The designing of the facade of Imatra ́s new theatre tells about strong professionally committed skills.
The upcoming severe series Wasteland of Kindred Beings playing with the theme of tearing up Finnish loneliness, is a great example of Landys Roimola ́s socially committed art. It ́s commited art both in content and visual basis. New series is a functional continuum that provides the observer with a possibility of active presence or a strong visual experience. The way she used trash as a material grasps the ruthless reality of our time. Reusing and organizing of spurned materials brings out a possibility of hope.
Text By: Jukka Vikberg, curator
Painting, pigment print
I'm a painter and graphic artist currently living and working in Tampere, Finland. I received my International Baccalaureate from United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy, and my Bachelor's degree in painting from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, USA. My series of work, Totem, is composed of oil and acrylic paintings, as well as pigment prints. The pointillist paintings are made without the use of stencils, using only a 5mm flat bristle brush. A painting can be composed of tens of thousands of individual "pixels".
Totems are spirit beings, sacred objects or symbols, that function as emblems for people or groups. They are often animals, plants, or natural phenomenae, with which people are believed to have a spiritual connection; a person with a totem believes he possesses the power and aspects of their totem. The belief system of totems includes the notion that different people or groups have different totems, by which some of their attributes are determined.
In my paintings I explore the relationship between the postmodern human, and the nature that surrounds them. Many people feel that they have a special connection with nature or animals, and that they are akin to specific animals. For an increasing portion of us, however, this connection is made exclusively virtually, through the pixels on the screen of a phone, computer, or television. In my work animals, who from afar appear detailed, photorealistic and natural, upon closer inspection break into pixelated, abstract masses of color. This is to invite the viewer to ponder their own connection with nature – if our direct connection with nature has been severed, can we truly be a part of it?
Mixed media, Print