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Sara Orava lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated from the Finnish Academy of fine arts in 2011 with a master’s degree. Orava has held several solo exhibitions and taken part in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Her works are represented in major Finnish art- collections.
"Whatever it is that I'm painting, changes its shape and it expresses itself in different things and different people. At times, it is lucidly manifest in a painting.
The images of my works live their own internal life...
Artist Samu Raatikainen (born 1971) has studied at the Free Art School, Helsinki (1991–1994), and holds an MA Painting degree from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, completed in 1997.
His works are in the collections of the Pori Art Museum, Heino Art Foundation, and Tampere Art Museum, among others.
In 2003, Raatikainen was selected the Young Artist of the Year, and in 2009 he was one of the recipients of the William Thuring prize issued by the Finnish Art Society.
Drawing and painting have been a natural way to express myself since childhood. I educated myself in University of Industrial Arts Helsinki as an interior architect, and practised both design work and art for several years. For the last ten years I've been focusing only on painting.
The primary influence of my paintings comes from ancient history and mythology. I've always been facinated of worn, patinated surfaces, walls, murals, frescos. I start my painting process by creating a multi...
Olen Tampereella syntynyt vuonna 2011 Kuvataideakatemiasta valmistunut kuvataitelija. Olen asunut ja työskennellyt Saksassa vuodesta 2014. Taiteellinen työskentelyni keskittyy tutkimaan alueita piirustuksen, maalauksen ja valokuvauksen välillä. Työskentelen lukuisilla eri tekniikoilla – mukaanlukien öljy- ja akvarellimaalaus aina kolmiulotteisiin teoksiin saakka – pyrin kurkottamaan kohti inhimillistä kauneudenkaipuuta- Luomaan katsojalle eheyttäviä kuvatiloja: Maalaukset muodostavat ketjun subjektiivisia...
VISUAL ARTIST AND DANCER
Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna (MA) is a dance and visual artist who graduated from the Finnish Art Academy in 1989. Her professional experience includes studies at the Berlin High School of Arts, as well as further studies in Cuba and Bali. She has focused on studying the roots of art in ritual cultures. She is best known for bringing art to everyday life by performing and sculpting in surprising places, for her environmental art, and for creating permanent “Flower of Life” art parks in...