BEHIND THE ART OF JUHO SAARI
I've been always creating visual art. Weird drawings as a kid, pencil sketch on the school books, comic book attempts as a teen - you name it. Still it took until the beginning of 2019 until I begun drawing - and painting - almost on daily basis. Even though I am still at the beginning of my more serious artistic journey and still searching my style, I think I've created some great pieces. Selfish, eh?
I have a lot of different influences. I love pop art, cartoons and silly & cute stuff, but at the same time I enjoy grotesque, macabre and fucked up bloody stuff - Ugly is sometimes beautiful. And it don't need to even be beautiful, it can still be cool. Some of my favorite artist are T. Putaansuu, Matt Groening, Nitecrawlher, yureiwomb and Hugleikur Dagsson.
My own art can be described with weird terms like dark art, dark surrealism, impressionism, contemporary and pop art. I use acrylic & watercolor paints, ink and a graphics tablet.
Inktober 2020 series
Mixed media pieces based on the Inktober 2020 prompts. Made during 2020 - 2021.
Victim 1 - 9
Digital paintings exploring human body and nature in realistic yet surrealistic ways. Made in the summer of 2020.
untitled (colour series)
Portraits exploring different hairstyles and colour combinations. Ink and watercolour on paper, made in 2019.
Digital paintings based on my old drawings. Made in 2019.
Collection of paintings and drawings that are not part of any bigger series. Some of these are more or less training works with lines traced (and inspiration taken) from pictures I've found around the internet where as others are some of my best works.
Some of my drawings.