Art Centre Itä

Lappeenranta, Finland

Valtakatu 66
53100 Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta, Finland

Art Centre Itä is a gallery space and an art rental shop for contemporary art, located in Lappeenranta, South-East Finland. The art centre also serves as a meeting point for the local artists and art scene. The space is maintained by The South Karelia Artists’ Association and The Finnish Jewellery Art Association.At Supermarket 2024 Art Center Itä is represented by four artists from The South Karelia Artists’ Association. Artists Tuulia Iso-Tryykäri, Karkki Mäkelä, Saara Reinikainen and Saimi Suikkanen deal with the concepts of being human, humanity and different realities through dreamlike storytelling. The compilation by four artists makes everyday life imperceptibly visible with joyful and enchanting tones, but not without touching the darker vibes and non-zen side of human nature.

Saara Reinikainen, The spirit of forest mistress lives in toilet paper', 110 x 82 cm, fineliner and pencil on paper, 2022
Tuulia Iso-Tryykäri, 'Anonymous II', oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm, 2021
Saimi Suikkanen, 'A Day Off', oil on canvas, 138 x 135 cm, 2023
Karkki Mäkelä, 'Double check', oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm, 2023