– I am interested in graphic arts because of their technicality and versatility. The boundless opportunities of the art form keep on amazing me. I don’t mind feeling like a little scientist when playing with the different techniques of graphic arts. At the moment I am enjoying picturing topics related to medicine, writes Ottilia Roos, who graduated as a visual artist from SAMK in June 2019.
– Every now and again I make the mistake of taking myself very seriously – that happened again while doing my artistic Bachelor´s thesis. Understandable, of course, as I am about to graduate and have to show the institutions and the world what I´m capable of, writes Viljami Nissi.
My works of art are abstract paintings and their idea is to express nothing. Painting nothingness often raises the question that if I paint nothingness why not leave the entire painting empty, writes Jukka Nokua, who graduated from SAMK with a Bachelor´s degree in Culture and Arts in summer 2018.
With the themes of my art I participate in social debate on current issues, and the importance of the internet and digitalization as an essential part of our everyday life. The humour in my works is depicted by laughing through the tears, a bit like Face with Tears of Joy emoji added to Oxford English Dictionary.
I work and live in Pori. Day by day I become more and more rooted, new places of the heart are born near and far, something that I´m proud to present for the whole world. The beginning in all of my art and the cradle for my creativity is water.
– Traditional painting is the most important working method for me. However, I want to expand the presentation of my paintings from the traditional to reflecting on what a painting can be and how it can position itself in a space. Lately my paintings have positioned themselves as installations for example on the floor, writes Anni Hurmila who has graduated from SAMK as a visual artist.
– I´m inspired by social media and pop culture phenomena, Dino Vapaavuori writes in our Monthly image series. Nowadays he mostly uses Instagram to present his art, instead of a gallery. – It´s cool that my art is honestly available for everyone to see and even to buy, if you wish to.
– I feel I’ve succeeded when my work provokes feelings and emotions, positive or negative. Indifference is the worst kind of criticism, says stone artisan and artist Miikka Vettenranta. His love for stone and his interest in combining different materials can be seen in his works of art.
My aim is to arouse the viewer´s interest by the connection between the stag and the hind. The connection is a journey to a primitive world. The sculpture will last the lifetime of an elk, writes artist Liisa Lehtimäki about her work
Juhani Tarna’s jubilee exhibition is the second exhibition on SAMK Pori Campus. The exhibition includes works from years 1989–2017, even some which have not been shown before.