Juha Meuronen

Basic information

b. 1952, Kemi

Contact information

Phone number: +358 40 7344 643

Artist’s Statement

The kaleidoscopic Sea Lapland and western archipelago are sources of my inspiration; the best are the rapid and forceful seasonal changes. Especially the falling of the first snow in the autumn and the breaking up of ice in the spring develop into motifs of my pictures. These are the seasons when I spend a lot of time in my cottage in Simo, on an island at the bottom of the nothern part of the Gulf Bothnia. I like to listen to the wind and watch how the snow moves. The rapid wintery light, colour world, and the nature’s rhythm never cease to enchant me.

My pictures are allusions to nature. I watch nature, take mental pictures, not photographs, and transform these into a rhythmic colour world in my works.

I don’t reach for the beautiful; beauty lies in storm, wind and rain, in the foaming of water, or on the snow after a blizzard. The reeds and rushes submit, flatten out on the ice – nature showing her power.

I use a mixture of various painting techniques. My paintings are often even violent, but at the same time sensitive. I also want to convey a strong sense of material.
Show biography


born 1952 in the Nothern Finnish town of Kemi, lives in Hämeenlinna Finland.

Finnish Painters' Union
Ars-Häme ( An artists' society in the Häme district )
The Hämeenlinna Artists' Society

Taide-Saskia Art Gallery, Hämeenlinna 1978
Gallery Tawastia, Hämeenlinna 1978
Ässä-Gallery, Helsinki 1985, 1986, 1988
Himmeli Exhibition Gallery, Karstula 1993
Hämeenlinna Art Museum 1993
Kemi Art Museum 1995
Art Diana Art Gallery, Helsinki 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
Gallery Gaala, Turku 2001
Gallery Sirius, Jyväskylä 2001
Utställningssalongen, Stockholm 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
Malkki Art Museum, Tampere 2002
Neliö-Gallery, Oulu 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Nöyrä Gallery, Salo 2006
Gallery Nunes, Helsinki 2006
Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki 2007, 2009

U-Gallery, Stockholm, 2012

Gallery Con Tempo, Helsinki 2015

Gallery Galilei, Turku 2015

KeskusGalleria, Tampere, 2016,2017

Annual exhibitions of The Association of the Finnish Visual Arts Organisations 1979, 1980, 1997
Invitation Exhibition " Eleven young artists", Hämeenlinna Art Museum 1980
Invitation Exhibition " By the Lake Wanaja", Hämeenlinna Art Museum 1986
Ars-Häme Exhibitions: Stockholm, Sweden 1983
Pori 1985, Forssa 1986, 1990
Voipaala Art Centre in Valkeakoski 1987
Kouvola Art Museum 1989
The Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki 1990
Rauma Art Museum 1992
Riihimäki Art Museum 2002
Exhibitions of the Hämeenlinna Artists' Society:
Annual exhibitions 1976-2002
Baerum, Norway 1981
Celle, Germany 1983
Kalinin ( Tver ), Russia 1988
Kristianstad, Denmark 1989
Celle, Germany 1994
Tver, Russia 1994

Henna ja Pertti Niemistö Collection of Contemporary Art
Hämeenlinna Art Museum
Kemi Art Museum
Municipality of Hämeenlinna
Kanta-Häme Central Hospital
Many banks and enterprises
Lions' Club Hämeenlinna Jaarli
Celle, Germany
Baerum, Norway
Hämeen Sanomat / Aina Group Oyj
City of Oulu
Turku Art Museum