Johanna Saikkonen Emerging artist
Johanna Saikkonen (b. 1998) is a figurative oil painter. What’s characteristic to her paintings is their scrutinizing view on the human body. She depicts nearly intrusive close-ups of bodies and faces, focusing on the things usually kept hidden. Saikkonen is interested in the schism between fantasies, social roles and reality – in other words: the human state of mind in modern western society in all its alienation and self-deception. Saikkonen is currently studying in the Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki. Her most recent exhibition was the BFA Exhibition in 2022, and she’ll next be participating in the Generation 2023 exhibition in Amos Rex art museum.