Up is down and down is up. I like the idea that there can be a sense of a place without really knowing if such place could exist in the first place. When I paint I get well and truly lost in my work. Using inks and acrylics I layer my paintings to create an abstract place that has a feeling, such as lightness or tension, that I can relate to. The paintings are more like constructs rather than true depictions, and are pieced together from fragments of my life and places I have been. I am drawn to trees, water, mountains, valleys and what lies underground.
— Anssi Sojakka

Anssi Sojakka is a graduate from Kent Institute of Art and Design with honours. His works are held in private collections in Finland, Uk, France and UAE. He lives and works in Vantaa, Finland.