Visual Artist

Tatu Tuominen (born 1975, Helsinki) is a visual artist whose work deals with the relationship between printed image and its history. His works are based on source images from diverse repositories such as books or various collections of photographs and prints: The imagery spans from 17th century etchings to modernist architectural plans. In Tuominen’s artistic process the appropriated pictures undergo a transformation, taking on novel material forms and contemporary contexts, thereby acquiring new meanings. He employs a multimedia approach encompassing collage, installation, moving image, computer-operated intaglio, cut paper and more. His artwork extends from intricate small-scale intaglio to building size etchings on concrete.

Tuominen currently holds the position of Lecturer in Printmaking at the University of the Arts’ Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki. He obtained his master’s degree from the same institution in 2006. Since then his work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally. Notable venues include MoCA Shanghai, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki and HAM Helsinki Art Museum. Additionally, in recent years, he has carried out several commissioned public artworks in Helsinki and Lahti.