PEKKA HANNULA

PEKKA HANNULA


1961, Helsinki
Visual Artist, paper artist, graphic artist/printmaker
http://www.atelierhannula.fi
Bio    Artist’s Statement 

Pekka Hannula
b. 1961 in Helsinki, lives in Espoo, works in Espoo and Sammatti.

Autodidact. Printmaking techniques through Simo Hannula, short complementary studies in University of Art and Design Helsinki and Academe of Fine Arts, Helsinki 1991, -95, -96, -97, -99

Etching, papercollage and different drawing, painting and mixed media techniques.

Lot of commissions originated with the client based on partnerism method: Fingrid Oyj, Hartwall Ltd, Paperinkeräys Oy, Finnish Medical Association and The Mortgage Society of Finland etc.

Collections:
EMMA/Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Kerava Art Museum, Finland State's collection, Finnish Parliaments Art Collection, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, The Local Insurance Group (Lähivakuutus), The Tapiola Group.

Lot of exhibitions since 1990.

Recent and coming events:

2012 February-June, South-Karelia Art Museum, "War or Peace"-exhibition
2011 October, Artforum Helsinki, artist-run art fair, Helsinki Exhibition And Convention Centre
2011 May-August, Söderskär Lighthouse, summer exhibition


News

ART FORUM HELSINKI 2011
Art Fair 27-30.11 in Helsinki Exhibition And Convention Centre
http://www.artforumhelsinki.com/

ART BARNS 2012
Annual Summer Exhibition in July.
An idyllic art exhibition in old barns grouped around the artists home studio in Sammatti, Finland
http://www.taideaitat.blogspot.com

2011, 46x35cm, (meditative collage - Art as a mental exercise)

Expandism is an art trend in which art is approached as a mental exercise. In Expandism, a free-form work of art is constructed little by little through details, it gradually expands and becomes complete. In Expandism the primary goal is a rewarding creative moment and the good feeling that follows. The work of art is just a side-product of this process.