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Funny Art works by Tuula Moilanen

  • Monday, October 24, 2011
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  • Funny Art works by Tuula Moilanen

     Tuula Moilanen - born 1959

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    Tuula Moilanen is a printmaker, book artist and freelance writer, born in Kuopio, Finland, in 1959, with a very special passion for the world of 'all things Japanese'. Her style is a kind of witty, modern ukiyo-e and not comparable to anything else you ever may have seen before. Since 1989 she has lived in Japan.
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    • Finnish Printmakers Association (STG).
    • International Ukiyo-e Society, Japan.
    • Kyoto Art Council, Japan.


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    • 1978-1981 - Kankaanpae School of Fine Art, Department of Printmaking (Finland).
    • 1981 - 1989 - University of Jyvaeskylae. Faculty of the Humanities. (Finland). MA in Art education, studies in Art history and Philosophy.
    • 1989-1991 - Kyoto Seika University. Department of Printmaking. (Japan). Research student in Japanese woodcut and papermaking under the guidance of professor Akira Kurosaki.
    • 1992-1996 - Studies in papermaking, bookbinding and Japanese calligraphy under the supervision of Japanese masters in Kyoto and Osaka.
    • 1996-1997 - Studies in paper conservation and bookbinding in Florence, Italy under the supervision of Italian masters.
    • 2007-2010 - Research on the symbols of Time and Eternity in Japanese woodblock printmaking for PhD degree at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.


    • Solo and group exhibitions in Finland since 1980.
    • Group exhibitions in Europe 1985-1988 / 2004-05.
    • Solo and group exhibitions in Japan since 1990.
    • Group exhibitions in America/Canada since 2000.


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    • Teacher and lecturer of printmaking, papermaking and bookbinding in several art institutions in Finland since 1986, including courses in woodblock printmaking at the Finnish Art Academy.
    • Teacher of drawing and painting at Dessanjuku drawing school, Kyoto, Japan 2000-2008.
    • Lecturer of Aesthetics and Western art philosophy at Osaka Gakuin University 2001-2003.
    • Part time lecturer at Kyoto Seika University, department of printmaking, Japan since 2009.

    Main Publications

    • 1995 - Kaesintehty paperi (Handmade paper). Taide Art Publisher, Finland.
    • 1997 - Kirjansidonnan opas (Manual of bookbinding). Taide Art Publisher, Finland.
    • 1999 - The Art and Craft of Woodblock printmaking (3 authors: Laitinen-Moilanen-Tanttu).
    • Chapter of the Japanese woodcut techniques and its Western applications by Moilanen. UIAH Publications, Finland.
    • 2001 - Haru Ichiban (Artist life in Kyoto) Sharda publisher, Finland.
    • 2009 - Japaninmatkaajan Fraasikirja (Travelle's phrase guide to Japan). 3 authors: Moilanen-Komahara-Wai Lwin Moe. Translations and illustrations by Tuula. Atena publisher Finland.

    Selected Public Collections

    Sumo-wrestler Daizuyama
    Sumo-wrestler Daizuyama
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    • Parliament House of Finland.
    • Alvar Aalto Art Museum (Jyvaeskylae).
    • Wainoe Aaltonen Art Museum (Turku).
    • Mikkeli Art Museum.
    • Kuopio city collection.
    • Cultural board of Central Finland.
    • Kuopio Children's Hospital.
    • Jyvaeskylä Central Hospital.
    • Lappeenranta Medical station.
    • House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo Bulgaria.
    • Honen-in Temple, Kyoto Japan.
    • Oni no Koryu Hakubutsukan Museum, Oe (Kyoto pref.) Japan.

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    Graffiti Expression To You - Global developments

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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  • Graffiti Expression To You - Global developments

    South America

    There is a significant graffiti tradition in South America, especially in Brazil. Within Brazil, São Paulo is generally considered to
     be the current centre of inspiration for many graffiti artists worldwide.[24]
    Artful graffiti in Olinda, Brazil
    Brazil "boasts a unique and particularly rich graffiti scene ... [earning] it an international reputation as the place to go for artistic inspiration."[25] Graffiti "flourishes in every conceivable space in Brazil's cities."[25] Artistic parallels "are often drawn between the energy of São Paulo today and 1970s New York."[26] The "sprawling metropolis,"[26] of São Paulo has "become the new shrine to graffiti;"[26] Manco alludes to "poverty and unemployment ... [and] the epic struggles and conditions of the country's marginalised peoples,"[27] and to "Brazil's chronic poverty,"[28] as the main engines that "have fuelled a vibrant graffiti culture."[28] In world terms, Brazil has "one of the most uneven distributions of income. Laws and taxes change frequently."[27] Such factors, Manco argues, contribute to a very fluid society, riven with those economic divisions and social tensions that underpin and feed the "folkloric vandalism and an urban sport for the disenfranchised,"[28] that is South American graffiti art.
    Prominent Brazilian graffiti artists include Os Gêmeos, Boleta, Nunca, Nina, Speto, Tikka and T.Freak.[29] Their artistic success and involvement in commercial design ventures[30] has highlighted divisions within the Brazilian graffiti community between adherents of the cruder transgressive form of pichação and the more conventionally artistic values of the practitioners of grafite.[31]

    Middle East

    Graffiti in TehranIran.
    Graffiti in the Middle East is slowly emerging, with pockets of taggers operating in the various 'Emirates' of the United Arab Emirates, in Israel, and in Iran. The major Iranian newspaper Hamshahri has published two articles on illegal writers in the city with photo coverage of Iranian artist A1one's works on Tehran walls. Tokyo-based design magazine PingMag has interviewed A1one and featured photos of his work.[32] The Israeli West Bank barrier has become a site for graffiti, reminiscent in this sense of the Berlin Wall. Many graffiti artists in Israel come from other places around the globe, such as JUIF, from Los Angeles, and DEVIONE from London. The religious reference "נ נח נחמ נחמן מאומן" ("Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman") is commonly seen graffitied around Israel.



    All Best of Graffiti works on Art Expression

  • Thursday, October 6, 2011
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  • All Best of Graffiti works on Art Expression

    Spread of graffiti culture

    A soldier in Italy (1943–1944)
    In 1979, graffiti artist Lee Quinones and Fab 5 Freddy were given a gallery opening in Rome by art dealer Claudio Bruni. For many outside of New York, it was their first encounter with the art form. Fab 5 Freddy's friendship with Debbie Harry influenced Blondie's single "Rapture" (Chrysalis, 1981), the video of which featured Jean-Michel Basquiat of theSAMO© Graffiti, and offered many their first glimpse of a depiction of elements of graffiti in hip hop culture. More important here was Charlie Ahearn's independently released fiction film Wild Style (Wild Style, 1982), and the early PBS documentary Style Wars (1983). Hit songs such as "The Message" and "Planet Rock" and their accompanying music videos (both 1982) contributed to a growing interest outside New York in all aspects of hip hop. Style Wars depicted not only famous graffiti artists such as Skeme, Dondi, MinOne and Zephyr, but also reinforced graffiti's role within New York's emerging hip hop culture by incorporating famous early break dancing groups such as Rock Steady Crew into the film and featuring rap in the soundtrack. Style Wars is still recognized as the most prolific film representation of what was going on within the young hip hop culture of the early 1980s.[16] Fab 5 Freddy and Futura 2000 took hip hop graffiti to Paris and London as part of the New York City Rap Tour in 1983.[17] Hollywood also paid attention, consulting writers like PHASE 2 as it depicted the culture and gave it international exposure in movies like Beat Street (Orion, 1984).
    This period also saw the emergence of the new stencil graffiti genre. Some of the first examples were created ca 1981 by graffiti artist Blek le Rat in Paris; by 1985 stencils had appeared in other cities including New York City, Sydney and Melbourne, where they were documented by American photographer Charles Gatewood and Australian photographer Rennie Ellis.[18]


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