Mikko Paakkonen (b. 1990) has graduated from The Hyvinkää Art School and is now studying for the degree of artist at the Turku University of Applied Sciences. His works are abstract paintings that have strong ties to the tradition of american abstract expressionism while being visually, and due to the selected materials, closer to its later era and the transition towards pop art.
Paakkonen has painted, for example, on canvas treated with concrete and recycled materials. In the artworks, both the physical matter of the paint, as well as the brush strokes are visible to the viewer’s eye. The result is voluptuously layered, and an ensemble very much aware of the different contexts of painting.
Exhibition open from the 5th till the 27th of August at ARTag Gallery Studio. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, August 4th from 5 to 7 p.m.!