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 at a time 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. Public tours will begin during the spring.
Antti Männynväli, Otto Maja & Plan B
12.1. – 13.4.2020
Antti Männynväli is an urban artist whose roots are in the streets, but as a grown-up he has mainly focused on indoor art. Männynväli has been actively painting for the last 25 years and has exhibited in galleries, bars and restaurants. For almost 15 years, Panda has been involved with a steady, uneven theme.
From big murals to stamp-sized stickers, Otto Maja has enriched the Finnish street art scene for many years. In his latest works, he deals with moral defaults from a humorous perspective. What is right? What is wrong? What is wrong but still morally acceptable?
As its name suggests, Plan B creates alternate versions of things we know, whether it’s birdcage, memorial plates, traffic signs or well-known works of art. Works often contain social critique in a humorous way, and street art also gets a share of it.
Opening on Friday, January 17, 6pm – 8pm. The exhibition is open every day 7am – 11pm.