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Through Colors – Art Exhibition

1.8.2023 19.8.2023

Through Colors
1st-19th August 2023 Markku Uitto

Creating a Harmonious World through Painting
For Markku Uitto, painting is an intuitive activity, a fast-paced process where quickly fading emotions are captured. Painting provides him with the freedom to rearrange past experiences and events into new positions and recapture them through visual memory. As he grows older, he becomes more interested in the inner world and its phenomena. With his artworks, he offers possibilities for aesthetic and emotional splashes. Colors and their interaction play a central role in his work.

Uitto has devoted his entire life to art and culture. He has worked in various roles at Yleisradio (Finnish Broadcasting Company), including film editor, cameraman, production designer, and teacher in design disciplines. In 1975, he founded the Yleisradio Art Club and led it for 7 years. Over the years, the club had different artists as instructors, such as Leena Luostarinen, Rafael Wardi, Juho Karjalainen, Henry Wuorila-Stenberg, Seppo Salmela, and others. Markku Uitto is a member of Espoo Art Association.

He also had a significant career as a communication expert, a developer of creative education, and held leadership positions in educational institutions. Uitto established the communication program at the Turku University of Applied Sciences (now Turku University of Applied Sciences) and served as the department head and director of education from 1992 to 1997. He also initiated the communication program at the current Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and worked as the department head and director of education from 1997 to 2001. He founded the Radio and Television Institute Arto and served as its principal for five years. He retired from his position as a project manager at Aalto University School of Business. For the past twelve years, he has been painting in his own studio-gallery in Olari, Espoo.

Colors offer him a means of conversation: “No one knows me as well as indigo, coral, and ochre,” he says.

Markku Uitto, Espoo Art Association, Phone: 050-3026124, email:

What: Exhibition – Through Colors (Väreillä)
When: 1st-19th August 2023
1st-13th August
Mon-Fri 11 am – 6 pm
Sat-Sun closed
14th-19th August
Mon, Thu 10 am – 8 pm
Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Sat 10 am – 3 pm
Sun closed
Where: Kauniainen Gallery, Thurmaninaukio 6
Admission: Free
Organizer: Markku Uitto

The Gallery is free to visit for everyone, open for every age and is accessible for wheelchair users.
The Cultural services of Kauniainen – Grankulla are responsible of the Gallery.

Artist’s Exhibition Activities:
Solo Exhibitions:
2022 Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksamäki
2021 Galleria Kaari, Kauhava
2021 Kirjastogalleria, Hämeenlinna
2020 Kirjastogalleria, Kauniainen
2020 Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu
2019 Galleria Kajaste, Helsinki
2018 Galleria Koivulinna, Pukkila
2018 Leporannan taidekeskus, Orivesi
2018 Galleria Espoosilta, Espoo
2018 Kahvila Fleuriste, Helsinki
2017 Strömforsin ruukin vinttigalleria, Loviisa
2017 Galleria Espoosilta, Espoo
2017 Museon Aulagalleria, Forssa
2016 Galleria Espoosilta, Espoo
2015 Patruunagalleria, Lapua
2014 Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu
2013 Galleria Koppelo, Tampere
2012 Meijerimuseon Galleria, Nummi
2012 Galleria Kohina, Joensuu
2010 Galleria Art Short Cut, Helsinki
1976 Taidehalli, Lapua
1973 Nordea, Helsinki
Group exhibitions:
2019 Lepsämä Biannale, Nurmijärvi
2019 Uudet Maan Kuvat, Uudenmaan Kuvataidejärjestöt Ry
Kaapelitehdas Helsinki
2017 Espoo Art ry:n jäsennäyttely, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
2017 Neljän kopla, Kulttuurikeskus, Espoo
2016 Espoo Art ry:n jäsennäyttely, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
2014 Yleisradion taitelijat 35v, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
1975-1985 Yleisradion Taidekerho
1966 Pohjoismaisia nuoria kuvataitelijoita, Neuvostoliittoa kiertävä näyttely

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Event cost

Free entry

Age limit

No age limit