Marika Mäkelä is one of Finland’s most acclaimed artists. She is the winner of numerous accolades, including the 2006 Pro Finlandia Medal and the title of Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2017.
Mäkelä’s new works are a form of journaling, a painted diary recording her thoughts, dreams, and things she has seen and experienced. According to the artist, they are paintings about painting. The paintings in this exhibition were all born in a specific location – city, village, or countryside – each forming its own unique context.