TYPA ResidencyArtist in residence

Within the Vantaa Artist Association and TAiR artist exchange, for the month of April we are welcoming Jan Heinonen who is a visual artist from Vantaa, Finland.

Jan Heinonen is an art photographer from Vantaa, Finland. He has a  Masters degree of Administrative Sciences at the University of Tampere. Also, he has studied art history at the University of Helsinki and art studies at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.

Jan’s art practice is mainly based on photography and video. In his work Jan studies and observes his inner world and the nature around him. In his pictures he shows clearly the value within emotions as well as a strong presence of nature. Also, he has an interest in areas like Arctic and deserted wilderness etc.

“As long as I can remember I noticed that nature means something special to me. When I close my eyes, I go back to my childhood in the woods, the silence there is perfect. Touch nature, and it will show you its fantastic self.”

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