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 located at the lobby of Original Sokos Hotel Tripla, is also helping Finnish street artists to show off their skills.
The wall, curated by Helsinki Urban Art, exhibits 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 displayed art 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 Helsinki Urban Art association for more information.
Helsinki Urban Art also arranges guided public and private street art tours departing from Original Sokos Hotel Tripla.
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
Anetta Lukjanova 8.10.2021-6.1.2022
Anetta Lukjanova (b.1993) is a classically trained painter based in Helsinki. She works in the mediums of drawing, painting and large scale murals. Her technical skills in realist figurative painting are evident in all of her work. She finds variation in flat illustrative shapedesigns which make her work stand out from a purely classical approach. Her style is mostly representational magical realism.
’Saved for later’ refers to name of a picturefolder on the phone. In similar manner to writing down ideas on the phone, the folder is for saving any potential snapshots, screenshots and references from painting community groups. Usually they patiently wait from months to years for a new moment to be discovered and shine.
Paper as the surface material allows bolder moves during the process. Fancy expensive canvases create attachment to work that hasn’t even been started yet. Attachment and fear of failure are the biggest enemy of work that breathes. Lazy, blurry, random or pointless reference images are the most exciting ones to choose. The painting might find deeper aspects on the way but it also might not. What feeds the best flow states is not the importance of a subject matter, it is the satisfying play of push and pull with paint.