Visual artist Josefina Nelimarkka works in a multidisciplinary way but comes from a painting background. “In some ways, painting seems to define my approach even though of contemporary art does not need those kind of categorisations. However, at times, these traditions, frames and contexts can be helpful, especially when you want to re-establish them. One might say it is an expanded painting practice but I view painting as a way of thinking.” (Continues…)

Artist Chantal Joffe is a master of capturing the personalities of her subjects and everyday moments as they are, sometimes with a sense of humour. “I paint what I know. I know how it feels to be a woman and a mother. I remember what it felt like to be a child,” says the artist. (Continues…)

Visual artist Karoliina Hellberg paints interiors, memories and presences. In her fascinating paintings one can escape reality and feel the sensuality of a moment. Working with people from different disciplines is inspiring and natural for Karoliina. “Painting was not a self-evident decision when choosing my studies. I’ve also created spaces and built decors and sets. I have always been fascinated by ideas and themes that can be realized with various media.” (Continues…)

Student of fashion design Valter Tornberg, 25, creates fashion that is unwearable art. He got international recognition in W, Novembre Magazine and Dazed after the show Näytös16 of Aalto University. (Continues…)

After almost a decade of fun, bursting images of fashion show backstages and runway looks captured in full detail we are finally entering a new era of ’behind the scenes’ with Eeva Suutari’s photography. She captures people and moments with a very distinctive eye and brings a new deeper and more documentary approach to the subject. (Continues…)

Jenny Jokela is an awarded Finnish-Swedish animator who has worked for the likes of AnOther Magazine, Wonderland and Minna Parikka. Paper is her main medium and somehow she keeps returning to the quite grotesque themes of female bodies being mutilated and transformed. For Around she collaborated with legendary fashion illustrator Rauni Palonen resulting in a hypnotic digital animation. (Continues…)

Paperdolls

Graphic designer Lotta Nieminen is famous for her retro style illustrations. Her newest project has just been published by Phaidon Press – Cook In a Book: Pancakes!, an interactive recipe book for children. It is a single recipe book, where the child can simulate the whole cooking process by pulling tabs and turning wheels.(Continues…)