Jarkko Rantanen

Born in Ähtäri, Finland

Lives in Piikkiö, works in Turku, Finland.

 

I am a painter working in Turku. Perception is the basis of my inspiration although I want to carry it out freely. My latest paintings are inspired by the Voyage Pittoresque. During the 18th century artists made journeys around Europe to seek a perfect landscape. My landscape varies from a modest pothole to a massive mountain hill.

I work with oils on aluminium and canvas. My painting style is fast and I use fingers and spatulas with brushes to play with the oil colour.

CV

 

EDUCATION

 

2002 – 2006 Batchelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences

2001 – 2002 Orivesi College of Arts, Department of Visual Arts

 

GRANTS

 

2018 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Regional office of Southwest Finland, Artistic work

2017 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Regional office of Southwest Finland, Project Grant

2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Regional office of Southwest Finland, Project Grant

2015 Finnish Art Society Grant for Young Artists

2010 Arts Council of Southwest Finland, Project Grant

 

2009 Paulo Foundation, Project Grant

 

2008 Turun Saskiat ry, Project Grant

 

2006 Turku School of Arts Grant

 

2002 Orivesi College of Arts, Visual Art Grant

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 TM-Gallery, Helsinki

         Mökki Gallery, Kaarina

 

2018 Gallery Å, Turku

         Poriginal Gallery, Pori

 

2017 Mältinranta Art Center, Gallery, Tampere

         Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti

 

2016 Pirkanpohja Art Centre, Blue House

         Summer Show in Pinxinmäki, Sysmä

         Auran Galleria, Turku

 

2015 Vanhan Raatihuoneen Galleria, Turku

 

2011 Kulttuurigrilli, Pispala, Tampere

 

2010 Galleria Joella, Turku

 

2009 Galleria Jangva, Helsinki

         Galleria Rajatila, Tampere

 

2006 Köysiratagalleria, Turku

 

2005 Pirkanlinna, Ähtäri

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

 

The Aine Art Museum, Tornio

Finnish State Art Collection

 

Ähtäri town

 

T-hospital Art Collections, Turku

 

Salo Art Museum

 

Private collections