Petri Merta / A second generation visual artist
My name is Petri Merta (born 1960) and I am a second generation visual artist. My late father Paavo Merta (1931-2014) was a member of the Artists’ Association of Finland and the Tampere Artists’ Association.
Through my father’s profession, I became familiar with art work as well as artists early during my childhood. I grew up in an atelier building for Tampere-based artists in the Kaleva district with a number of painters, printmakers and sculptors and their families as our neighbours and many known Finnish artists as our family friends.
Photographs, collages, video art and exhibitions