Helsinki Contemporary is delighted to announce representation of artist Teemu Mäenpää.
Teemu Mäenpää (b. 1977, Kotka) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2008. In his paintings, Mäenpää seamlessly blends various techniques with strong emotional expression, and intensive use of colours. Mäenpää's roots are in street art, and he is equally recognized for his creation of large-scale murals. Notably, his solo exhibition, titled 'On the Wall,' held at Helsinki Contemporary during early autumn, featured a collection of expressive and intricately detailed mixed-media paintings. The appeal of Mäenpää’s works lies above all in the impact of individual gestures.
Mäenpää’s works have been featured in several exhibitions in Finland and abroad, including Gallery Halmetoja, Make Your Mark Gallery and ARTag Gallery. His works are in the collections of Tampere and Turku Art Museums, the Nelimarkka Foundation, Saastamoinen Foundation, and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art – EMMA, as well as in Seppo Fränti’s Collection deposited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Mäenpää has also created several public commissioned artworks and was awarded the William Thuring Prize by the Finnish Art Society in 2018.