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Miika Nyyssönen

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Lives in
Helsinki, Finland

Works in
Helsinki, Finland


Representing galleries
Kuopio and Helsinki, Finland, Galleria G12

digital, conceptual, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, abstract


Miika Nyyssönen is a visual artist living in Helsinki, Finland. He was born in 1965. He graduated 1992 from Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts and since then he had worked as an artist making sculptures, paintings, installations and computer-based arts.
 He is interested in spatiality, how to express sense of space with various means, how to build a feeling of space by making choices of dimensions, color relations, tension and interlacement of areas in picture or sculpture. He is more a creator of atmospheres than a story-teller although often his work carries also art-historical references. Both classical and modern tradition of picture-making are sources of inspiration to him, as also the material qualities of artwork, like pigments or surface structures. His starting point is usually a drawing which he considers as the straightest way from thought to visual and material.
 Most recently he has worked with three series.  In the Breda-serie he made numerous variations from Velazquez's painting Surrender of Breda (1633-35). The Color Sculptures serie is about tension between color and sculpted form. In the Portraits-serie  he is working as an landscape painter: the challenge is how to work with the situation in front of the artist, the happening is always surprisingly different.
 Nyyssönen's works has been shown widely in Finland and also several times in other countries like Germany, Russia and the USA. His works belong to  museums and private collections in Finland.

Recent Exhibits

Miika Nyyssönen participated in these exhibits:

May, 2016 Layer by Layer
Galleria G12
Sep, 2013 Another Space - Six perspectives on contemporary painting
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Jun, 2011 NordArt 2011
Kunstwerk Carlshütte
Nov, 2005 2 X 1
Galleria Sculptor
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