Op art, Pop art and art is still on, find your art way

Challenge your mind, see art differently. 


I started painting in 2015,  below the picture is the first painting, that I have ever painted, I was looking for me a painting and when I did not find it, I decided to paint it myself. When I did this painting, after that I figured, it seem's to be that I am able to paint the paintings and I really love doing them. I planned to paint only one painting, but after this painting, I have painted several of them. It took me while to paint it, because I painted every flower different. 

2015. The first painting.
2015. The first painting.

I photograph, I am editing paintings of my photos, my photos are calm, the paintings that I make of my photos are more restless, I have photos that have been edited and I also have unmodified photographs. I only use my own photos, when I do my photo based painting prints. I do ordinary paintings, too.


I edit my paintings with my own style and I have my own work habit, that is I use computer and photo editing software, in the production of photo based paintings, basically I use several different image editing programs until I get the result I want, because the different image processing programs give to the picture the tone that I want and nuances that I want. Sometimes, I paint a painting because I want to take a certain kind of photo of it, and I process that picture again. 

This picture is tribute to Victor Vasarely. I really like his art. This photo based painting print is based on optical illusion. It was difficult to do, it took me 120 hours to do.
This picture is tribute to Victor Vasarely. I really like his art. This photo based painting print is based on optical illusion. It was difficult to do, it took me 120 hours to do.

Below is a four pictures that I edited from picture where was Victor Vasarely's painting Aran.  I took a picture of the cover of that art book where this painting was and I edited it. As the Finns say, imitation is the greatest tribute. 


I am free artist, I like to play with ideas, and with different forms. "Art has to be fun factor, not gun factor in life."


Here is an example of what I can do with the pictures.


This black and white photo is taken according to the ready program settings in the camera.
This black and white photo is taken according to the ready program settings in the camera.
Here is the picture after it is edited.   So, now it is a completely different photo.
Here is the picture after it is edited. So, now it is a completely different photo.
Same picture here, but differently modified, this photo based painting print name is disoriented.
Same picture here, but differently modified, this photo based painting print name is disoriented.
This picture name is sorrowful stairs.
This picture name is sorrowful stairs.


"Art has to have fun, no pain something to gain".


- but unfortunately, here in Finland art is pain something to be gain-

So Finnish visual artist do here in Finland mainly available for order artwork. I explain this issue through different examples. 


I'm not doing mass production of art, or professional duplication of art. 


We have to think about how Finns understand Finnish art and how we want to introduce it to others, and we do not think these issues in Finland enough. We should ask ourselves whether we are as good as we think. Finland is the country where art is considered as the art industry product and we should ask whether we can do art that way and how we could be better, just in art and what it would require. 

Finnish tend to think, that available for order art in Finland should be and is, a Finnish brand.  I can not understand that idea, that I should do the same art with same style that others do... what is the point in there? Finnish art is portrayed in the world with the words originality, Nordic, light, purity, clarity. Are we in Finland worthy of our reputation, or are we traveling with old merit's in this matter?

Are you more than you think?


And that is the question what visual artist should think about. 


Be more, be art. 

Making art is always an intuitive process, why we believe that we can productises this intuitive process, tie it to chains of available for order art.  

Instead of that we should look features in our own art culture from other cultures, it does not mean that our culture will somehow be compromised, but we will gain new strength when we share ours. Finnish Fusion Art, what it would be? What Finnish fusion art could be, to what flavors Finnish art could combined in, if we start playing with this idea, where it will lead.. it will lead for new ideas and opportunities.  

" I only do that kind of art, that gives me pleasure."

Ready, at last, also making this painting took me 120 hours.
Ready, at last, also making this painting took me 120 hours.

Next is a few pictures of me. First is the northern beauty.  

The last picture of this photo series, was edited from norther beauty picture. The idea was someone is looking from the past to the present. That is, the face of the past photo based painting print took me 128 hours to edit.  



- art is the nourishment of the soul- 


Below are a few pictures, that I've done earlier.