The exhibition of Marja-Leena Valkola, an artist working in Multia, Finland, consists of ordinary everyday objects such as kitchen towels, mittens and woolen socks knitted by her mother. From all this he creates new art. The exhibition will open at Tampere House on Thursday, 23.8. at 5 p.m.

Wool socks are a close-knit material for many. It is both a craft and a work of art. “Everyone is learning to knit, but choosing colors already requires visual cognition. There are thousands of possibilities, as is painting. I have accumulated thousands of shocks , I treat them as works of art “, Valkola describes his approach to work.

“This is my second exhibition in Tartu. The first time was in 1991 in the university gallery. It was memorable, because the opening took place on the same day that Estonia became independent again, ”the artist recalls. “I have lived in Espoo for almost 40 years, but I was born in Multia, Central Finland. All the works in this exhibition were born in Multia. ”

Valkola graduated from Kankaanpää Art School (1978) and the Finnish Academy of Arts (1985). He is a member of the Finnish Artists’ Union and has had several exhibitions both in Finland and abroad.

The gallery of Tampere House is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm. Free entrance!

Exhibition opening video in Youtube