Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen’s current exhibition The House of Play and Rain at Lokal Helsinki is the first in a series of three exhibitions, as part of her doctoral studies at Aalto University. Her subjects are mostly flora or fauna, but the techniques vary. There is a lot of research behind Korolainen’s work. Designing textiles is time consuming. “Sketching is the heart of everything; it is the decisive moment of the process. I try to work as much as possible with my hands, and as little as possible with the computer.” (Continues…)

Designer Laura Väinölä and contemporary artist Karoliina Hellberg opened their first joint exhibition recently at Finlandinstitutet in Stockholm. In their exhibition, titled Tower of Presence, they create a mystical, nostalgic and fascinating story about a fictional person through whom we can identify our own memories and associations. The artists reveal captions of the character’s life in an installation made of flowers, piles of paper, paintings, pottery, carpet, curtains, light and sound. Even the scent of the flowers is part of the ambiance. (Continues…)

The art and photography collective Kosminen, meaning cosmic, consists of four photographer friends Anna Niskanen, Helen Korpak, Liina Aalto-Setälä and Lotta Blomberg. For the most part Kosminen is a workspace for the collective, but three days a week it is also a gallery, bookshop and library. (Continues…)

Jukka Rusanen’s new Setting exhibition at Helsinki Contemporary is about movement in many ways. In addition to the whim of brush strokes so typical to his paintings, movement now takes place atop some of his texture paved art works. A sudden breath of air shivers the luxurious silk draping making the impression more vivid. (Continues…)

Jukka Rusanen: Setting

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. It has been selected as Pantone’s Color Of The Year 2017. (Continues…)

While Paris is renowned for its museums and galleries, it has been lacking in the creative, youthful, collaborative art spaces common to cities like Berlin. Now there’s a new type of gallery in the Paris art scene and it’s called The Community. (Continues…)

Finnish artist Tiina Mielonen paints strong and vibrant landscapes. She is inspired by travels, idealistic, strange scenery postcards and retouched tourist brochures. (Continues…)

Valtteri Hirvonen is a wilderness photographer, an adventurer who travels around the world most of the year and takes his pictures along the way. His pictures investigate the eternal dialogue between human and nature. His love for the outdoor started at a very young age since he used to spend most of his childhood summers in a boat and winters in a sledge while his parents were skiing in the forests. Nature became his home. (Continues…)