Juha Okko

Basic information

b. 1963, Rovaniemi
Visual Artist
Residence: Helsinki

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Artist’s Statement

I paint with acrylic, oil and yogurth. Installations consisting of paintings, wallpaintings and wall drawings, are a typical manner of presenting my work. The source of the works are collages of photographs, representing people and art. The image is allways carefully thought, the execution improvised. I'm interested in power and incompleteness, agression and frailty, the language of arts and the art history.
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Current information

summer exhibition Maila Talvio Salonki, Hartola 7.6.-19.8.; solo exhibition Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, 4.5.-27.5.2018

Bio

Born in Rovaniemi 1963. Basic education in Pudasjärvi.

Studies:

Orivesi College 1982 – 83
Kuvataideakatemia, paintingdiploma 1983 – 87
MFA Aki2, Enchede, the Netherlands 1996 – 97
MA Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki 1998 – 2000

Methods:

Acrylic and oil painting, installation, wall paintings, yogurt paintings

Themes:

Art History, Phohographic images, Emotional situations, Violence, Weakness

Major exhibitions/works from 2006-

Muu Gallery 2013
Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki 2011, 09, 06
Gallery Harmaja, Oulu 2008
AMA Gallery, Turku 2007
Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä 2007

OpenArt2013, Örebro, Sweden
ArtHelsinki2010, -14/Galleria Pirkko-Liisa Topelius 2010 and 2014
Art Copenhagen, Nordic Art Fair/AMA Gallery 2007

Group exhibitions:
"Vai ihmistä kohti" , South Carelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta 2014; "Studies of a Change", Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki 2012; ”Chinese Case”, Mältinranta Art Centre, Tampere 2007

Recent Public Works:

Painting installation ”Basic Things”, Pohjois-Haaga elementary school, Helsinki 2007

Wall painting ”Tulips” Restaurant Rocca, Turku 2010