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Juha Penttinen

Juha Penttinen

Digital paintings, photography, comics, paintings, short films, music videos, audiovisual productions. Dreamlike mystics with hi-tech gear from the undergroud art-scene of northern Finland. Welcome to the nordic dimension!

I live in Northern Finland, close to Lapland in a small city called Oulu by the Gulf of Bothnia. My artworks include all sorts of visual art; for example music videos, video art, digital paintings and video installations.

The aesthetics of nature overtaking technology in a dreamlike journey to the conformities of nature, and the mythologies of ancient religions have been the themes of my artwork for the latest years. In my images and videos the abstract intermixes with the recognizable and takes the viewer to the edges of real and imaginary worlds.

I was born in Oulu, Finland in 1976. I made my first short movies at the age of seven and studied audiovisual arts at the Pikisaari School of Arts and Crafts here in Oulu.

I have directed and produced numerous audiovisual pieces and music videos. 

For my day-job I work as a psychiatric nurse at University Hospital’s acute mental health unit. For more info, please contact me.

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Date of birth June 1976, Oulu, Northern Finland
Lives and works in Oulu
2019 Kirjokannet, Hiukkavaaratalo, Oulu, Finland
2019 Pop-Up art exhibition, Ostarifestari II, Oulu, Finland
2019 Hailuoto – MYTHOS, Ravintola Luoto, Hailuoto, Finland
2019 Ihtiriekko, Northern photographic centre, Oulu, Finland
2019 Emopuu, Toppilan asukastupa Alvari, Oulu, Finland
2018 Jääpyörre, Antell Cafe Piha, Oulu, Finland
2018 Kivipyörre, Hiukkavaaratalo, Oulu, Finland
2018 Heijastuksia – Reflections, Tähtitornin kahvila, Oulu castle, Oulu, Finland
2018 Heijastuksia – Reflections, Rotuaari walking street big screen, Oulu, Finland
2018 Acid Cinema retrospective, Rotuaari walking street big screen, Oulu, Finland
2017 Oulu on kaupungin nimi, Rotuaari walking street big screen, Oulu, Finland
2017 Tohtori K:n Katvealue, Galleria Röök, Oulu, Finland


2021 Haukiputaan taideyhdistys, Haukipudas, Finland
2017 Comics effects: 101 sarjakuvaa Suomesta, Oulu museum of art, Oulu, Finland


I have written, directed, filmed, edited and produced numerous short films,
music videos and other audiovisual productions. You can check my video productions on the music video section of my homepage.

2017 Tohtori K:n Katvealue / Pokuto publishing
2000 – 2003 Oulu school of arts and crafts, audiovisual degree.
2008 – 2011 Social and healthcare school of Oulu, psychiatric nursing
2006 – 2012 Oulu film centre, member of the board
2004 – 2006 Huutomerkki ry, writers’ association, member of the board
2002 – 2005 Oulu music video festival, member of the board
2001 – 2002 Oulu music video festival, chairman of the board

All artwork is copyrighted. © Juha Penttinen.

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