Artists at the Taarasti Art Center

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Artists at the Taarasti Art Center


 

Featured artists:

Hans Christian Berg

Markus Konttinen

Niko Luoma

Hans Christian Berg

HC Berg lives and works in Inkoo, on the southern coast of Finland. Berg was born in 1971 in Espoo and holds master’s degrees from the Department of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts and from the Ceramics and glass design programme of the University of Art and Design from 2002 (now Aalto University).

Berg was the recipient of Finland’s Young Artist of the Year award in 2007, and his works have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and art fairs worldwide. Berg’s artworks have been collected by all major museums in Finland, including Kiasma, EMMA, Helsinki City Art Museum, Oulu City art Museum, Tampere City Art Museum, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum in Turku, Ars Nova Museum in Turku, as well as by foundations, institutions and private collections around the world.

Photo: Jussi Tiainen
Markus Konttinen (1957)

Markus Konttinen lives and works in  Helsinki. He has an unparalleled career at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. During 2013-2017 he was the dean, at the present he is a visiting professor.

Also Konttinen’ s artworks have been collected by all major museums in Finland, including Kiasma, EMMA, Helsinki City Art Museum, Oulu City art Museum, Tampere City Art Museum, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Sara Hildén Art Museum, the Bank of Finland’s Art Collection.

 

 

Niko Luoma’s recent body of large-scale photographic works called Adaptations, Are based on Cubist ideas of visual space. Celebrated works from the history of art are broken down into geometries and reassembled using multiple exposures to a negative. These exposures, abstract yet calculated, emulate the use of simultaneous viewpoints found in Cubism.Though dedicated to traditional processes of capturing light to film, his work across two decades has established him as a true innovator of analogue photography.

Luoma will bring his recent Adaptations of Vincent Van Gogh’s Sun Flower cycle to Taarasti this summer among other works from the series.