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SAMK kuukauden kuva Anni Hurmila: Etäisyyksiä, Distances
19.2.2019 | Arts

Monthly image: Distances by Anni Hurmila

– 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.
Dino Vapaavuori: Your dad just calls me Katya, 2018, spray, akryyli, maalitussit ja glitter kankaalle, 176 cm x 134 cm
28.1.2019 | Arts

Monthly image: Your dad just calls me Katya by Dino Vapaavuori

– 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.
SAMK kuvataide MiikkaVettenranta Tyhjapaat Detail
13.11.2018 | Arts

Monthly image: Empty Heads by Miikka Vettenranta

– 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.
SAMK Liisa Lehtimaki Heat 1
27.9.2018 | Arts

Monthly image: Heat by Liisa Lehtimäki

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
20.10.2017 | Arts

Monthly image: A Portrait of a Mountain by Julia Kukkonen

Kukkonen’s work, A Portrait of a Mountain, was completed during her residence in Portugal and it is closely connected with the place, where it was made. The text below gives more details of the work and about Kukkonen as an artist.
SAMK IlonaTala Mesikämmen Teoskuva KM by Ilona Tala
18.10.2017 | Arts

Monthly image Ilona Tala: A Bear

Ilona Tala is hooked on metal and sculpturing. A bear is the king of the Finnish forests and she chose it to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence, because the bear is an important and mystical animal for the Finnish people.
Kiima LauraPietilainen SAMKkuvataide
11.10.2017 | Arts

Image of the month: Lust by Laura Pietiläinen

The abstract, fleshy masses in Laura Pietiläinen’s works describe all churning emotions and leave room for interpretations. The fascinating work of this feature is shown in the first exhibition of SAMK’s new campus in Pori in autumn 2017.