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Janne Saarinen's paintings depict imaginative shapes, figures and spaces. He's works are pictures made up of material layers, the subjects of which show influences from nature and growing up in the digitized world. Saarinen is interested in the contradictions and similarities of different realities. In his works, he often strives for human emotion, which tends to emerge from the brushstrokes like a electric tension waiting to be released.


b. 1995, Äänekoski

lives and works in Helsinki



2023 - Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2020 - Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Tornio

Solo Exhibitions

2024 - Mutaatio, Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä

2021 - Protokolla, Makers' Gallery, Vaasa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 - Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu

2023 - Autumn salon, Tm-galleria, Helsinki

2023 - Kuvan Kevät 2023, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2022 - Kankaanpään Galleria, Kankaanpää

2021 - Galleria Jäähuone, Joutsa

2019 - The Art of Basware, Helsinki

2019 - Kuvataiteen valtakunta 2019, Pietarsaari

Prizes & Grants

2023 - Taideyliopiston tukisäätiö, Stipend

2023 - Helsingin Saskia, Stipend

2023 - Anita Snellman Foundation, Artist grant

2021 - Arts Promotion Center Finland (Taike), Artist grant

2021 - The Finnish Cultural Foundation (SKR), Summer of the Arts- Project grant


2024 - Helsinki Artists' Association

2021 - Finnish Painters Union (Candidate membership)


2023 - Master's thesis, Sähköstä materiaksi, Taju

2022 - Hohde, kartta ja punainen palkki, Taidetutka 1/2022

2021 - Painting of the future -article, Taide-lehti 2/2021

2020 - Bachelor's thesis, Digital Painting as a Tool for Expression, Theseus 


2021 - Museum of Contemporary Emotions, The Prime Minister's Office, Virtual exhibition

​2020-2021 - Gallery assistant, Kankaanpään Taideyhdistys ry

Works in collections

HUS Taidekokoelma

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