Perpetual balancing between art, design, and communications.

I'm a designer, collage artist & editor living and working in Turku, Finland.

The ever-growing interest and deep love for visual culture and design together with the urge to create have always driven me forward to execute art and various artistic and commercial projects across different mediums and platforms. This portfolio focuses to showcase my art and various creative escapades.

I'm always curious to discuss possibilities to challenge the prevailing visual conditions.

The Cutting Chaos

The Cutting Chaos is a 244 paged, hardcover art book that showcases studios and different creative places of 28 collage artists around the globe.

@thecuttingchaos

MENTAL is a collaborative collage zine with Raphael Vicenzi about mental health.

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Toombes

Toombes is an art journal showcasing contemporary visual culture with a strong focus on collage and mixed media art.

Toombes.com

Cults of Life

Cults Of Life is a submission based collage zine. With 10 issues since 2014 it has showcased over 130 artists from 30 countries.

Cultsoflife.com

THE KID (Wonder Boy) series contains 40 digitally structured collages.

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I'm currently working as a graphic designer in Tagomo Digital and executing various design and art projects.

Niko Vartiainen
Turku, Finland

Selected Artistic Achievements

— Solo exhibitions

My Smile My Misery, 2020 — Kirjakahvila, Turku, Finland
Some Cuts Never Heal, 2016 — PUF, Turku, Finland
Untitled, 2016 — Galleria Jänis, Turku, Finland
All In All Gone, 2015 — PUF, Turku, Finland

— Group exhibitions

International Weird Collage Show: Barcelona, 2016 — Barcelona, Spain
Applaudissement - Ausstellung, 2015 — Munich, Germany
Leo & Pipo: Imaginary Portraits, 2015 — Paris, France
International Weird Collage Show: Brooklyn, 2014 — New York, USA
Conversation, Information, Communication, 2013 — Portugal
Horror Frost Art Exhipition, Halloween 2013 — Nelson, Canada
Scopophilia Collage Exhibition, 2013
Cheap Art Party 2011 — Turku, Finland

— Publications

* The Cutting Chaos, Oct 2021 — Book, Sutta Press
MENTAL, Nov 2020 — Collage zine w/ Raphael Vicenzi
We Have Only 6 Songs, Dec 2019 — Photozine
Time Will Tell, Apr 2013 — Collage zine

— Published works

* Laurie Kanyer: Collage Care, Jul 2021
{th ink} 2: objectextion, Jun 2020
Oltre Collage #4: Happy Meal, Feb 2020
Oltre Collage #3: Innerself, Apr 2019
Sota, Mar 2018
Holiday in Mar a Lago, Sep 2017
Collage Collective Co: Annual 2015 Book, Dec 2015
Rivo Magazine #2, Dec 2015
Collage Collective Co: 50/50 Book, Jul 2014

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