BIO

Matti Närekangas is a visual artist from East-Helsinki Finland. He is graduated (2020) from Vocational College of Pekka Halonen with qualification in visual and media arts. Närekangas works in variety of mediums including visual arts, video art, comics and music. His first solo exhibition (2018) “365 pictures of Cheek” in Creat Gallery Helsinki received huge appraise on social and news media.

Upcoming exhibitions:

March 2021 - "Risteyksessä", LSL, TAIKE, Lahden Taidemuseot, Lahti

11.6.-29.8.2021 - "Katseen Kääntöpiiri - Wiurilan Kesä", Wiurilan Kartano, Halikko

Video

Mother Returns Home preview

Burnt out mother goes on a spiritual journey

Original Length: 00:04:45
Resolution: 1920x1080
Directed,
Written,
Cinematography,
Editing,
Sound design by: Matti Närekangas
Actors: Maarit Hara & Miko Kivinen
Release Year: 2021

Mattivation - Fibonazi

The truth about the universe

Length: 00:02:24
Resolution: 1440x1440
Production: Matti Närekangas
Release Year: 2019

CV

Education:

2018-2020 Vocational College of Pekka Halonen, Qualification in visual and media arts

2010-2014 Vocational College of Stadin AO, Qualification in sound engineering and design for music and film

Solo Exhibitions:

2021 Angel In The Tube, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere 

2019 Friday Comic, Sarjakuvakeskus, Helsinki

2019 Golden Parade, Alakulttuurikeskus Loukko, Helsinki

2018 365 Pictures Of Cheek, Creat galleria, Helsinki

Group Exhibitions:

2021 At The Crossroads, LSL, TAIKE, Lahti Art Museums, Lahti

2020 Pekka Halonen Academy graduation exhibition, Netgallery

2019 Street lives, Järvenpää

2018 Helsinki Psych Fest, Gloria, Helsinki

Joint Exhibitions:

2018 Visit Lahti by: Sepponen & Närekangas, Tirra

Other:

2020 Spaces, Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki

2019-2020 I Draw Tinder, netgallery

2019-2020 Mattivation, netgallery

2019 Artist of the month, Luova art gallery, nettigalleria

Publishes:

2018-2021 Friday comic, Rumbalehti

2018 Cheekend, Rumbalehti

Grants:

2020 Pekka Halonen Society