Jukka VANTTINEN

Jukka Vänttinen (Swedish, born 1954) trained extensively as an artist in Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, where he still lives and works.  Influence early in his educations by artists practicing mezzotint, such as Sir Frank Short, Vänttinen created his own first mezzotint in 1982.  He has practiced the technique consistently since.  Particularly drawn to quiet scenery, both interiors and nature have become major themes in his work.  In the places depicted by the artist, light, its absence and its contrasts are main actors, while “man” is nowhere to be found.  People do inhabit the places visited in Vänttinen’s prints; but they never seem to be present when the artist decides to show the world.  Quiet, peace, and lingering sense of longing are ever-present.  The artist’s sense of detail, both in the preparation of his plates and in their printing, makes his prints deeply contrasted, with unusually rich black ink.  The work of Jukka Vänttinen has won critical acclaim from Japan to the United States, and it has found its way into some of the most prestigious museum print collections, such as the British Museum.
Jukka Vanttinen - Fall - mezzotint - reflection of trees in puddle with leaves
$600

Fall

VANTTINEN, Jukka

Dagfall (Original Swedish title)Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper, 2017.Edition of 50.Signed, titled in English, dated and numb...

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Jukka Vanttinen - Nomad - mezzotint - negative space road black
$380

Nomad

VANTTINEN, Jukka

Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper, 2018.Edition of 60.Signed, titled in English, dated and numbered in pencil.

Jukka Vanttinen - Bedela - mezzotint - snowy forest with dark bridge
$250

Bedela

VANTTINEN, Jukka

Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper, 2013.Edition of 50.Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.

Jukka Vanttinen - Lost Day - mezzotint
$280

Lost day

VANTTINEN, Jukka

Dagslut (original Swedish title) Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper, 2015.Edition of 60.Signed, titled in English, dated and numbe...

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Jukka Vanttinen - Stream - mezzotint - quiet solitude negative space
$270

Stream

VANTTINEN, Jukka

Ån (original Swedish title) Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper, 2013.Edition of 60.Signed, titled in English, dated and numbered i...

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