I have worked as a visual artist since 2000, held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in collective exhibitions in Finland and abroad, e.g. in Germany, Sweden, Norway and Japan.
For the last ten years the themes of my artworks have been loosely related to political history, as well as political and religious ideology. My artwork is mainly conceptual and investigative. I have examined political utopias and the manifestation of utopian ideas in society and culture.
I have tried various techniques and tools in my art: mechanical typewriters, embroidery, collages and, especially in the recent years, drawing. I prefer taking a photorealistic approach to drawing, using mostly pencils and coloured pencils.
University Lecturer of Visual Arts
Youth friendship affects far into future, 2012. Ballpoint pen on paper. 42 x 59 cm. Photograph: Arto Liiti
Oh, how the sun shone brightly, 2013. Pencil on paper. 150 x 190 cm. Collection of the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Korundi/Rovaniemi Art Museum. Photograph: Arto Liiti
Paul Robeson, singer and activist, 2014. Pencil on paper. 200 x 150 cm. Photograph: Arto Liiti
Otto Schult, tractorist from Tewswoos, 2014–2015. Pencil on paper. 153 x 150 cm. Photograph: Arto Liiti
Ljubov Antoštšuk, 8th grade student in the 5th grammar school of Zytomir, 2015–2016. Pencil on paper. 160 x 150 cm. Photograph: Arto Liiti