Mika Natri


Mika Natri


Mika Natri

Between sculpture and painting

Mika Natri (*1969, Säynätsalo, Finland) is a Turku-based artist working in the fields of sculpture, painting, installation and public art. Natri doesn’t want to restrict his creativity to only one material, he uses various materials, such as concrete, wood, steel, bronze, stone, cardboard etc. Material is chosen according to the work, the theme and the feeling. In recent years, Natri has explored the interface between sculpture and painting, blurring the clear distinction between a two- and three-dimensional work. Even when the work is considered a painting, its methods of execution are usually closer to sculpture. “Ultimately, the question of whether a work is a sculpture or a painting is irrelevant to me – the process, the result and self-reflection are the things that give content and meaning.” – Mika Natri.

Alongside numerous private collections, Natri has works in collections of the Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki Art Museum, Turku Art Museum, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Aboa Vetus&Ars Nova Museum/Matti Koivurinta Foundation, Lönnström Art Museum, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa Art Collections, City of Turku, City of Raisio, City of Rauma, Jyväskylä University and Finnish Art Society.

Natri is a member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors and the Finnish Painters’ Union.

Mika Natri, ANOMALY #44, 2023, acrylic on plywood, 50 x 50 cm
Mika Natri, COMPOSITION#7, 2023, acrylic on plywood, 20 x 20 cm
Mika Natri, ELEMENT #6, 2023, concrete, d = 25 cm
Mika Natri, ROLL IV, 2021, cardboard, acrylic paint, d = 56 cm