I’ve always loved the possibilities of visualizing things. I started art as a fun hobby beside school and somehow it led me to study graphic design. Media studies caught my interest so I decided to continue in TAMK and currently I’m doing animation projects and getting to know more soft wares and techniques. It’s yet to be defined what I will be called when I graduate but I’m surely enjoying the great opportunities to learn and do something I love. For me art is a way to express and awake feelings in both, the artist and viewer, even though the experience itself could be quite different for them.
I’m still looking for my style as an artist, especially digitally since I had only done traditional art before I picked up the drawing tablet a year ago.
I am most interested in creating characters and the stories behind them, and I hope to give a little glimpse of something far bigger in my works.
I paint stories. Stories told by those animal-like or even beastly human beings, humane animals and other peculiar creatures appearing on my canvas. For me, painting is a process of searching and finding, and getting to know all my characters by listening to their tales. My main instrument is humour, but there is often something lurking in the background, behind the laughter. Maybe a touch of sadness, or a pressuring feeling of something slightly disturbing.
In my artistic working everything begins from a childlike enthusiasm and curiosity. Passion has been a cornerstone in every part of my live as well as in my artistic working. I often adventure between painting and sculpture, and for a while, I've been interested in adding other elements in painting than just a paint.
At the moment I'm interested in portraying my thoughts and feelings in an abstract way, especially love. In my previous works I've examined my identity, mind and imagination. Perhaps art is about searching and discovering new things. I see life as an explorer and I have the same approach in my working style.
My paintings are my research. Through my artworks I want to explore the emotions that swell behind what we see on the surface. One picture doesn’t tell us the whole story, just like one smile doesn’t reveal us someone’s whole emotions. Still we have the need to base our assumptions on individual appearances.
Behind the faces of the people I’ve portrayed in my paintings there are histories that are long gone. Still we identify with their past and wonder what was their fate. I hope that looking at my work people don’t see just a pleasing picture, but instead a look into their own past, to their mind and thoughts.
I’m currently studying media with the emphasis on game design. I mostly work with pencils and I enjoy keeping my artwork on a reality-based surreal note. My sources of inspiration are anatomy, technology, concept art and nature. My goal is to create art which does not need to have spoken or written words to explain what is seen
I get inspiration from my dreams and I enjoy odd combinations by mixing different styles and ideas.
mixing realism with fantasy and a lot of different patterns.
My biggest influences are movies, games, lowbrow art, art brut, Asia, surrealistic animation and anime.
I am usually more interested in finding out about the creative process behind a story, than
watching the story unfold. I can remember the visual details - the atmosphere, the scenery and
the character design - better than the plot.
I enjoy my work because I have the freedom to express myself from the beginning.
I want to be versatile and will always want to work in a creative environment and I also adore the idea of always being able to learn and get better in what I do.
For me it's all about discovering. Discovering new.
I am a second year student in Tampere University of Applied Sciences Fine Art Program. In my work I explore human emotions. Memories and random moments are an important source for me. A delicate touch that meant something big, or a glance thatʼs easily forgotten. A major aspect in my work is also the craving and obsession between two people - itsʼ beauty and itsʼ horror.
I try to capture in my art these fleeting moments, leaving a trace of that special moment so the viewer can always return to it.
As my main media I have used mostly acrylic- and watercolour painting, along with drawing with different materials. Lately I have also been interested in working with video.