The works of Swedish artist Juri Markkula reflect a journey of wisdom that dances in nature. His digital sculpture creation combines the duality of machines and humans, precise digital computer engineering technology and traditional artistry, providing collectors with a multi-angle perspective.
Markkula applies his unique creative process to celebrate the pure beauty of the ground he sees every day in the rural area of Sweden where he resides. New works from his RGB series become a more elaborated representation of nature, the forms synthetically bolder and digitally more amplified. RGB (Red Green Blue) refers to the additive colour system that is used in every digital screen and video equipment. Markkula purposely chooses these three vibrant artificial colours to create his abstracted beauty. His artworks become this hybrid of the digital world with the physical world. As Markkula explained: “Well it’s about how I think RGB series work. They seem to be enlightened like a screen. To me, the colour is the surface, the interface to connect with spectators and induce emotions.”
Juri Markkula’s huge project for Stockholm’s MTR has become an enticing draw to the Stockholm City Train Station, a vast project made up of seemingly infinite glass tiled mosaics in colours that casually grow and flow from one colour shade into another. Taken six years to complete, the scale of this project is such that it is both monumental and humane, walls which reflect light as if the outside has been brought inside, and the industrial has been tamed.