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Artist statement

Life is an experience determined by the ability to perceive reality. Reality is just assumption built by the imagination.

So nothing else exists.

Biography

Painter, poet, dreamer.

This is how Anssi Matias describes himself. His thinking seeks to get rid of unnecessary attributes, attachments, and unnecessary titles. His faith rests heavily on the coherence and assumption of a multidimensional world, which is strongly determined by the possibility of the individual and the need to unravel events and things, but also to strive to understand these as fully as possible. Indeed, in his works, there is a strong analytical way to break and assemble objects into a completely new kind of vision that matches his mind.

Matias has devoted his life to exploring the different dimensions of the mind that he seeks to verify on canvas. In addition to this, he also writes about his reflections, which has resulted in the publication of three written books.

Curriculum Vitae

Anssi Matias (1989.)

www.anssimatias.com

email: anssimatiasart@gmail.com

Instagram: @anssimatias

Facebook: Anssi Matias

Twitter: @anssimatias

Studies

Fine arts, SAMK University Of Applied Sciences, FIN  (2020 -2024)

Fine arts, AVU The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, CZ (2022/2023)

Exhibitions

LIMINAL, Taidekeskus Mältinranta, Tampere, FIN, 2024 (Thesis exhibition)

Silenced acceptance, Gallery Ronga, Tampere, FIN, 2023

Metamorphosis, Gallery Porin Saskiat, Pori, FIN, 2023

Art Majaalahti 2023, Kangasala, FIN, 2023 (group exhibition)

Three Northern cubists – Angular passion, Gallery Mikulandská/Balbi Bar, Prague, CZ, 2023

Klauzury 2023, AVU Akademie výtvarných umění, Prague, CZ, 2023 (group exhibition)

Art Nordic 2022, Copenhagen, DK, 2022 (art fair)

Views from Helsinki, We got this, Helsinki, FIN, 2021

Upcoming exhibitions:

Gallery G12, Helsinki, FIN, 2025

Workshops

Art project, Stop huumeille ry, Helsinki, FIN, 2023

Art project, Veneskoski School, Veneskoski, FIN, 2022

Art project, Stop huumeille ry, Helsinki, FIN, 2019

Publications

Only animal which can talk- book of poems, 2020

Life is in the shape of a circle – work book, 2019

Life is in the shape of a circle – the six stages of self-examination- book, 2019

Life is in the shape of a circle- blog: https://elamaonympyranmuotoinen.blogspot.com/

White room- blog: http://valkoinenhuon.blogspot.com/

Video art: https://www.anssimatias.com/videoteokset/

Residency visits

Mikulandská artist residency, Prague, CZ, 2023

Other events

Life in the shape of a circle – the six stages of self-examination- publishing event, Kalliola setlementtitalo, Helsinki, FIN, 2019

Articles

https://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/helsinki/art-2000007977288.html  Personal interview at Helsinki newspaper (Helsingin Sanomat)

https://issuu.com/vvary_asukki/docs/nettiasukki-2-2019 – Personal interview at Asukki magazine

https://issuu.com/vvary_asukki/docs/nettiasukki-2-2019 – criticism article for book: Life is in the shape of a circle – the six stages of self-examination at Asukki magazine

https://stophuumeille.fi/uusin-stop-huumeille-lehti-60-luettavissa-sahkoisesti/ criticism article for book: Only animal wich can talk, at Stop huumeille ry magazine

Grants

Tukilinja säätiö, 2023

Other experience

Chairman at Avarataide ry

Portfolio

Articles