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Joel Slotte

January, 2014

Born in 1987 in Kokkola, Finland, Joel Slotte is an emerging artist currently living and working in Helsinki. He studies painting at the Academy of Fine Arts – though his usual medium of choice is pencil on paper.

A masterfully drafted clumsiness and awkwardness is present throughout Slotte’s body of work, bringing a degree of odd coziness to a range of sometimes humorous, often vaguely discomforting themes. Slotte appears to possess the rare ability to simultaneously channel – while observing and standing apart from – the vanities, cartoon-heroism and self-involved agonies of postmodern youthful experience.

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