Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Late this past winter, or friend Helen Soteriou headed from her homebase in London to Kemi, Finland to see one of the more awesome, bizarre, and crazy sculptures being made in the world, the SnowCastle. Maybe you need some background: Born in 1996, SnowCastle was a project by UNICEF and the city of Kemi, and has now earned its place in the Guinness Book of Records with its 1 100 meter long walls, and an astonishing number of 273 000 people visited the fascinating world within these world-renowned walls!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We have been huge fans of the works of Jaume Plensa for a long time, and always like sneaking a peek at the sculpture he has up in the Crosby Street Hotel, but his public art is where its at. The artist has lived in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, England, France, USA, and Barcelona, and is best known for his works using the human figure comprised with numbers. He recently had works installed in Calgary, Alberta and Helsinki, Finland.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
We are thoroughly enjoying the comics of Finnish artist Tommi Musturi. Tommi began translating world-class comics into Finnish in addition to illustrating his own fantastic works. One of his more recent adventures is that of a tiny anthropomorphic man named Samuel who haphazardly wanders through sometimes dangerous and always surreal worlds.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Finnish environmental artist Kaarina Kaikkonen uses second-hand clothing to create installations in open spaces, often suspending them above roadways or in large warehouses. Photographed here, her most recent work Are We Still Going On? uses hundreds of children's shirts hung to resemble the interior hull of a ship.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We just came across Finnish artist Riikka Sormunen's work this morning, and just in time, as the artist just released a new book, Big Mother, through Nobrow Press. A mixture of classic illustration, fashion, with a hint of symbolist style, Sormunen gives us a new favorite from the Northern Europe region. We need to get this book.
Tattoo // Friday, October 12, 2012
This quaint little 3D robot tattoo was conceived over at Joker The Tattoo Shop in Turku, Finland. From what I could gather it was completed by Tuula joka piirtää (Tuula the one that draws) on someone that has had an obsession with robots since as long as they could remember. So what better way to reminisce about your childhood obsessions than get them inked permanently.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
The bizarre, futuristic landscape illustrations of Kustaa Saksi, a Finish born artist, with Scandinavian design roots, have obvious roots in our natural landscape and technological tendencies. In his work, his unique imagination enables him to combine organic touches and viscous shapes into beautiful surreal landscapes. Saksi has exhibited in Paris and Barcelona.
Illustration // Friday, September 28, 2012
The futuristic, illustration and design work of of Helinski, Finland based Antti Uotila can only be described as a futuristic glimpse into our geometric past. Born in 1979, Antti studied graphic design in the University of Art and Design, Helsinki and Tama Art University, Tokyo before becoming the masterful talent that he is today.
Erotica // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Emmi-Riikka Elisa Vartiainen is a young illustrator and graphic designer practicing concrete jungle survivalism in the city of Lahti, Southern Finland. She studies graphic design at Lahti Institute of Design but is also very much of illustrator at heart. Emmi has two cats, many game consoles, and a passion for the horror genre and drawing animals (especially little bunnies).
Illustration // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Emmi-Riikka Elisa Vartiainen is a young illustrator and graphic designer practicing concrete jungle survivalism in the city of Lahti, Southern Finland. She studies graphic design at Lahti Institute of Design but is also very much of an illustrator at heart. Emmi has two cats, many game consoles, and a passion for the horror genre and drawing animals (especially little bunnies).