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Ismo JokiahoBiography: I was born in 25th of February in 1965 in Saarijärvi, central part of Finland. Nowadays I live in the city called Tampere working as an artist and freelance web designer. I began to paint when I was about twenty, after a one crucial trip in 1984 to different european art museums. After that experiment my interest for painting grew. Oil Painting is my favorite medium althoug I´ll use other mediums too. I started with ordinary figurative style with using large brush strokes and vivid colors. I have studied or learned art as private student of the painter M. Wikman, who teached and encouraged me in my starting Years. After my graduating in 1992 from the cultural studies and litterature from the University of Joensuu I started to paint with abstract manner, because that represents something quite apart from what words can express. Abstract art often feels like a looking at a moment outside of time. It was about 2003 when I started to paint figuratively again and I have keep in that style since then. The hardest part of painting is to keep it simple and clean without any useless rubbish. For me to paint is like to breath; natural, effortless and free. For me all the great art today express something quite different from what words can express. When the paintig flows, the painter and the painted are the same. My paintings are total worlds of their own, nothing more or less and very true in their own universe. In that universe my mental images transforms into graphic form. Creativity is a spiritual, yet not religious experience for me. It´s a little bit like meditation. It is one way to respond to the questions of life. Country: Finland Birthyear: 1965 Galleries: Artmuseum of Rauma, Rauma 1986. Artmuseum of Hyvinkää 1986. Artmuseum of Lohja, Lohja 2000, 2003 Artmuseum of Joensuu 1995 Artcenter Ahjo, Joensuu 2001 Gallery Artteli, Joensuu 1991. Gallery Puikkari. Savonlinna 1994 Galleria Ripustus, Hämeenlinna 1997 Promenadgallery, Hyvinkää 1998 Gallery Taidekellari, Lohja 1999 Gallery Allinna, Riihimäki 1999. Gallery Taidekulma, Lohja 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 Gallery Kipinä, Lahti 2000 Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa 2001 Gallery Kässä, Virkkala 2001, 2005 Blue house gallery, Salo 2005 Gallery Mania, Tampere 2005 Awards: http://www.elisanet.fi/ismo.jokiaho/index3.html Media: other, Diffrent Styles and Technicues of Painting Style: spiritual Subjects: other, what comes to mind
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