I’m a artist and a designer living in Finland. I have a masters degree in New Media and bachelor’s degree in Media Art. In addition I have studied classical arts in private art school for four years.
My art consists of both interactive or non-interactive media installations, as well as more “traditional” visual art like paintings. Whatever the technique used, my artistic goal is to study and reflect the nature of reality or transcendent truth, and its reflections in our everyday world. I like to think of it as an effort to capture one perfect moment of truth and beauty (inspired by Agnes Martin and her reflections on art making). According to her, we all are capable of transcendent response, and our minds respond to the absolute beauty as the representation of things beyond this world, the “true nature” of things.
In my paintings I seek to visualize this absolute moment of truth and beauty through abstract representations of philosophy of physics, metaphysics or astronomy. In my media-art I utilize interaction as one of the main components of my works. The audience-participants interaction with the work is important. My goal is to create aesthetic experiences, which each member of the audience can interpret in her or his own way.
I usually take a lot of time in conceiving a piece of work. Working with several art works simultaneously, I process the theme also in the subconscious level or even in my dreams using jungian methods. Many of my works are actually continuation of the same theme, appearing as separate art works through-out the years.
My working is based strongly on the meditative methods of art making, and my art is influenced by my long-term art teachers Matti Kurki and Nagashila. I’m also inspired and consider as my artistic role models Agnes Martin, Hilma af Klint, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wolfgang Leib, Richard Long and James Turrell, just to mention a few. In my more naturalistic paintings I seek to find the same deepness and light of expression which Finnish nature painter Einar Ilmoni was known for.
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