Joonas Vähäsöyrinki

b. 1973, Oulu
Visual Artist, Other
Residence: Varjakka

Contact information

Phone number: 0400 276 989

Artist’s Statement

Joonas Vähäsöyrinki paints, draws, engraves and designs. His works often combine several techniques of visual art. They are based on solid drawing enhanced by painting. Some of the works are three-dimensional. The artist finds his motifs in nature, in the built environment and in people. For Vähäsöyrinki, light is an element for visual representation. He is inspired by light, shadow, rhythm, colour and atmosphere. In painting human beings, the artist is intrigued by the challenge of portraying likeness as well as feelings and thoughts. He has painted many formal portraits. Vähäsöyrinki also paints vignettes about the everyday life of families and children.
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Joonas Vähäsöyrinki, M.A.( Art and Design), lives in Oulunsalo in northern Finland. He works as a freelance artist and art teacher in Oulu. Vähäsöyrinki studied art in the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. He gained his Master's degree in1998. Joonas Vähäsöyrinki was invited to present his work in the biennial TAITEILIJAT-2010 exhibition in Tampere, which is one of the most significant forums of modern art in Finland. Vähäsöyrinki is a candidate member of Finnish Painters´Union and a member of Oulu Artists' Association.