Antti Eklund

Artist Antti Eklund paints iconic oil-on-canvas paintings to illuminate injustice and to expose the abuse of power. His goal is to encourage and inspire people to take action for a positive change. “We all have a voice, my art is mine.”

Fear Of Freedom, 2021 - Lady U refreshing herself from the pool of equal opportunity - Oil and 23K gold leaf on canvas 60 x 40 in.

Artist Antti Eklund paints iconic oil-on-canvas paintings to illuminate injustice and to expose the abuse of power. His goal is to encourage and inspire people to take action for a positive change. “We all have a voice, my art is mine.”

After an award-winning international career as a design entrepreneur Architect MSc and Professor of Graphic Design Eklund switched his creative passion entirely into art - his deepest lifelong passion. “I am crazy about creativity. I love challenges. I love overcoming my fears and learning from my mistakes. Creativity is an endless process. Painting is my passion and my endless source of happiness.”

Artist Antti Eklund was born in Finland but has lived and painted in the United States (Baltimore) for the last 14 years. He also has a studio in an 18th-century barn in Finland (Naantali) where he now paints every summer for 5-6 months.

Supermaose (23K), 2020 - Oil and 23K gold leaf on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Amanda Gorman, 2021 - Oil and 23K gold leaf on canvas 24 x 24 in.
Supermaose (linen), 2021 - Oil on unprimed linen canvas 36 x 36 in.
Lady Ubiquitous - Lady U filling herself with confidence, 2021 - Oil on canvas 40 x 60 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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