Mika Natri

Basic information

b. 1969, Säynätsalo
Visual Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Installation Artist
Residence: Turku

Contact information

Phone number: +358 40 555 1551

Artist’s Statement

As a sculptor, my works are often based on my feelings and thoughts about our society. The western world is based on consumerism and neverending economic growth. Our way of living treats nature as a neverending source for materials, which, of course, it isn’t. Global warming, use of oil, ecocatastrophes etc. are some of the issues I have commented with my works. Alongside these commentary pieces, I also work with lighter themes, e.g. abstract sculptures and works based on plant-world or our living environment.

As a painter I’m interested in expressing myself via abstraction; the dialogue between composition, surfaces and colours. How rich expression can be achieved with only a few means.
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Current information

Current / Upcoming:

  • Turku Castle | Turku | 2020

  • Gallery Becker | Jyväskylä | 2021 | solo exhibition

  • Pirkanpohja Art Center | Ähtäri | 2021

Bio

Mika Natri, born in 1969 in Säynätsalo, Finland

education: Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Department of Fine Arts, 1999 – 2003

selected private exhibitions from the past 5 years
- Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, 2019
- Gallery Aura, Turku, 2018 and 2016
- Wave, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Gallery Takkahuone, Turku, 2014-15

selected group exhibitions from the past 5 years
- ART100+1, Jyväskylä Art Museum, 2017-18
- From Still Life to Landscape, Aboa Vetus&Ars Nova Museum, Turku, 2016-17
- Journey to the Heartlands, Saarijärvi Museum, 2015

public artworks, commissions, collections
- Arches, Raisio, 2020
- Poppies, Turku, 2018
- Abstraction, Albertinpiha, Jyväskylä, 2017
- road, Award Sculpture, Finnish Association of Architects, Finnish Association of People with Physical
Disabilities, Building Information Group, 2015
- Off-Balance, Kaarina, VASO-housing company, 2013
- The Tower and its Buddy, Helsinki, Lehtisaari Daycare centre, 2012
- Clouds, Salmela-corporation, Turku, 2009
- Path, Academy of Finland’s Prize Sculpture, 2003
- Sampo, Finnish Literature Society, 2002
- State Art Collection, Finland
- Helsinki City Art Museum
- Finnish Art Society
- Wäinö Aaltonen Museum
- Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum
- Turku Art Museum
- Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa Art Collections
- Lönnström Art Museum
- University of Jyväskylä
- Turun Sanomat
- City of Turku
- Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences
- Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf, Germany

memberships
- Association of Finnish Sculptors
- Finnish Painters’ Union
- Artists’ Association of Turku
- Jöötti (Bronze casting Association)
- Kuvasto (Copyright Association for Visual Artists)