Markkula, Juri

Juri Markkula grew up in Finland, and moved to Sweden for a year of preparational art school, before being admitted to The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, for a Master Programme In Fine Arts from 1997 to 2002. Juri Markkula is an artist who makes the industrial and the technological beautiful, turning chemicals into art. Works such as his RGB Series call to mind leaves and grass in a magnified, brittle state which serves to create an altered sense of what is natural, what is real. Since 2017, Juri Markkula’s huge project for Stockholm’s MTR is an enticing draw to the Stockholm City Train Station. A vast project made up of seemingly infinite glass tiled mosaics, the installation symbolizes the artist’s ability to render the industrial human.