My book, All meaning of time in Ambaria can be seen or downloaded here: AMBAR
Book contains history of Ambar, it’s characters, Cities and other information about my world.
My work is about creating a parallel world called Ambaria. It’s development deals with ecological issues, class struggles and the effects of technology. Mythologies, folklore tales, futuristic ideas and trash aesthetics are taking a more present-day form in painting with the help of digital technology. Figures in my paintings are depicting a personification of matter that is being formulated with light and imagination.
The citizens of Ambaria have their inner light made visible by the personification of oil painting technique as well as with the digital light. Light is being placed inside the figures as well as to the surrounding environment.
It demonstrates an idea about Life Force.
Light evokes abstract themes about will, soul, growth and movement that shapes the world and our interactions.
Life Force is something that changes through our lives and is not visible for the human perception unless being sensed by the physical appearance and action of the subject. Still, humans too are bioluminescent and radiate light that is invisible for our senses. By connecting the idea about inner light with the oil painting tradition, as well as with the personality of the figures:
I am trying to make Ambaria look as lifelike as possible.
Paintings of Ambaria have been constructed with the idea about the movement of the pictorial plane outwards from the mind and the canvas. Layers of painterly ideas and figures of Ambar want to become concrete parts of our world, where they would inspire people and the creative side of life.
“The purpose of my work is to show the development of an imaginary world in the form of paintings.”
Ambarian Flag that represents Ambaria around the world.
Cognitive Images are a form of imaginary artworks. They use text or images as triggers for creating a separate mental image inside the mind. The artwork mainly takes it’s form inside you.
- THE WORLD IS MY FOUNTAIN is a photograph where someone pees on the pavement. Idea of the photograph is that the classical Fountain of Duchamp has been removed, and the idea of a globe as a watery and beautiful fountain emerges. It is a common symbol seen in Climate change demonstrations.
2. The Room is a text that creates a mental image and an idea about western civilization living and exhibiting art inside whitely painted minimalistic architecture. The idea is that the white paint is a self~expression of the working class and that museums, galleries, our houses, White House and Soviet Union architecture are reflecting an inner experience that western civilization and the workers have. The current state where walls are being painted with white color represents an economical change in the world. Museums have started already to select different tones for their walls. Also natural materials are being used for creating an atmosphere inside different spaces. Thankfully the future will be more colorful and enjoyable.
Cognitive image no.4
Humankind as a figure with a face and a body made out of art.
Art forming and creating personality for mankind.
Cognitive image no. 5.
Relativity of Einstein’s theory of relativity.
-Imagine a place where the laws of physics don’t exist or are completely formable.
Cognitive Image no. 6
If you look at the world on the basis of texture, colour and painted surface, everything has already a layer of paint on it. Computer softwares use those three aspects to define the attributes of painting. Surrounding world already expresses it’s painterliness and humanity through the surface of culturally produced objects. I think of digital painting as something that is more flexible medium around the social sculpture of our times.
Cognitive Image no. 7
A beach, the sun, the ocean and zero gravity.
Lives and works in Vantaa, Finland
CURRICULUM VITAE 15.8.2022
2013-2014 Universität der Künste, Berlin
2008-2013 BFA University of the Arts Helsinki
2007-2008 University of Sunderland, UK
2022 Alpaca Art, HAA-Gallery, Helsinki
2022 Ambiens, Ambions and Ambas, Galeria Nueva, Madrid
2020 Paintings about Life Force, A2 Gallery, Helsinki
2019 0K 2000, Painter’s Union Gallery, Helsinki
2019 Siberia Tech. Drawing Gallery D5, Helsinki
2018 Junkyard, Galleria Katariina, Helsinki
2017 Suburbian Forestry, Galleria G12, Helsinki
2013 Life Stimulation, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts gallery, Helsinki
2013 Paintings, The library of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2019 #KeithHaringTate, Tate Liverpool, UK
2014 Our accursed share, d.h.u.a, Berlin
2014 Space: Identity filtering, Universität der Künste, Berlin
2013 Kammer Flimmern, Kammermusiksaal Friedenau, Berlin
2013 Leikkipaikka, New student house, Helsinki
2013 Kuvan kevät- the Degree show of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2013 Huutokauppa, Sorbus gallery, Helsinki
2013 Kuusi x yksi, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts gallery, Helsinki
2012 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts group exhibition, Fondia gallery, Helsinki
2012 Express 13, Fluid Gallery, Helsinki
2012 Suomalainen aamiainen, The International 3, Manchester, UK
2010 Sanctioned Array, White Box, New York
2008 So what is art anyway?, University of Sunderland, UK
2008 Young drunk and willing, University of Sunderland, UK
2007 There’s a beach beneath the paving stone, MAA-Tila, Helsinki
2022 Madrid, The Hug Residency
2012 Berlin, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
Paavo and Päivi Lipponen foundation, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Hotel Kämp, Helsinki
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2022 Arts promotion centre Finland, project grant
2022 Finnish Cultural Foundation, residency grant
2022 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 1 year working grant
2021 Arts promotion centre Finland, corona grant
2020 Arts promotion centre Finland, residency grant
2020 Arts promotion centre Finland, corona grant
2019 Arts promotion centre Finland, 6 months working grant
2018 Paulo Foundation
2018 Finnish Art Society, young artist grant
2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation
Finnish Painters Union