Finnish artist, Jukka Kettunen, takes much of his influences from history, culture and nature. After moving from Helsinki to London in 1989, he studied Art at Central St Martins. He then pursued a successful career in advertising as a Art/Creative Director both in London and Hong Kong. However, his passion for painting and printmaking has always remained strong. He has exhibited work in a number of places including London’s legendary art space, The Foundry. He lives and works in London.
As previously known more as an abstract artist, Jukka’s current work is more figurative, he takes traditional subjects and gives them a modern narrative. He uses a variety of media: from acrylic paints and stencilling to spray painting and image transfers. He is constantly sourcing new techniques to create multiple layers and textures. These ongoing innovations, combined with his love of traditional fine art and modernist Scandinavian designs, results in a highly expressive, beautiful body of work.
Victoria Hart, Art Boooom