Markku Metso / Born 1980 / Lives in Kouvola, Finland
contact / markku.metso(at)gmail.com
Although Markku grew up reading books and thinking he would like to write fiction himself, he soon found out that pictures were his way of self-expression. Love for both words and visual arts has developed him a keen interest in sequential art, which has considerably influenced his drawings.
Another important medium in his art is assemblage. His assemblages are made from all kinds of old and found items, from dead bugs and tree branches to broken pocket watches and rusty iron nails.
His other art projects have included installations, community art and experimental music.
Markku works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer and enjoys commissions where he can draw old twisted trees.
Kollaaseja, Kouta-gallery, Kouvola, Finland, 2013
Falling Deeper Into This Dream, Bertta, Kotka, Finland, 2012
Broken, Kouta-gallery, Kouvola, Finland, 2010
With Hanna Peräkylä:
reReading, Galleria Krimi, Lappeenranta, Finland, 2016
Onni saapuu huomenna, Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland, 2015
Talteenkirjoitettu, Katariina, Lappeenranta, Finland, 2014
Rakkaudesta, Galleria oyoy, Lahti, Finland, 2014
Kohtaamisia Padolla II, Taideruukki, Kuusankoski, Finland, 2013
Jättömaa festival – Environmental art, Kouvola, Finland, 2013
Valoa! - Kouta ry yhteisnäyttely, Kuusankoskitalon galleria, Kuusankoski, Finland, 2013
Pauses In Temporal Current, atelierhof kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany, 2012
Things, The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece,2012
Intersection, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Multiplayer, Gallery 1988 Venice, Los Angeles, USA, 2011
50th Anniversary Exhibiton of The Kymenlaakso Cultural Foundation,
Poikilo - Kouvola Art Museum, Finland, 2010
Min Kouvola, Poikilo - Kouvola Art Museum, Finland, 2010
Hyvän sään aikaan, Kouta-gallery, Poikilo - Kouvola Art Museum, Finland, 2009