ArtoGallery is a Nordic design and art forum, which introduces new faces and fresh ideas from the Nordic Countries.

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DESIGNERS

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Arto Mankinen

I founded ArtoGallery- design and art forum in order to make visible new and fresh design and art from the Nordic Countries. On the ArtoGallery-website new designers and artists can present their work globally.

I was born in 1971 in northern Finland and graduated from the high school of Visual Arts in 1991. Painting and photography have always been a part of my life.  After a long journey, over twenty years later, I finally returned to my roots. The process of becoming a designer began in 2012. Gradually I started to work with my first collection of home textiles during 2013. For the time being I am working as a freelance-designer, painter and studying textile design at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

I paint large acrylic paintings on paper. They function like a diary for me. With the help of paintings I can tell state things that cannot be explained with words.

I carry my camera during my travels and I take pictures when I am with friends. Photography helps me to perceive the surrounding world differently. It gives me another perspective, a more detailed one. The camera makes me stop and notice buildings, landscapes, events and people that I would not otherwise see.

The internal and the external worlds meet each other in textiles. The shapes and colours are inherited and developed from paintings and photographs. Through textiles the internal world becomes visible for all.