Since the 1980s Pasila has been one of the most important places for the graffiti and street art scene in Helsinki. Now, Tripla Urban Art Wall, which is inside Original Sokos Hotel Tripla, is also showing the imprint of Finnish street artists.
The wall, curated by Helsinki Urban Art, presents art by several local artists, who have their roots in street art or graffiti. Many of the artists have also made art on the streets of East Pasila, as well as in Pasila Urban Art Center at Kasöörinkatu 3.
The three-monthly exhibition presents a variety of artists, trends and styles. The exhibitions feature both original works and prints, and all works are on sale. If you are interested in purchasing art, please contact the hotel lobby or directly us for more information.
Pasila Street Art District also has guided public and private tours departing from Original Sokos Hotel Tripla. Check out the Facebook event.
THE CURRENT EXHIBITION:
2.10.2020 – 6.1.2021
Jukka Hakanen is a designer from Turku who is best known for his large murals. Hakanen graduated with a Master of Arts in 2015 and is currently working as a visual artist and illustrator. Hakanen became interested in street art at the turn of the 21st century. After that he has found himself in multiple street art events and projects in Finland and abroad.
Street art is temporary and paintings that are done on outdoor walls are not going to last forever. This is how it goes also on those walls where painting is legal because new paintings are done on top of the old ones. When years go by over-painting creates layers. Art pieces in this exhibition have been dragged up from those layers. With these paintings Hakanen wants to reuse that wasted material. The theme of the paintings is a combination of street art and traditional fine art patterns. Layers are a mix of different primers and spray paints. Pieces have been glued to the primed MDF board.
Poppamaija, Terhi Ekebom, Pia Iiramo
Antti Männynväli, Otto Maja & Plan B