Summer offer: Museum Card now only 64 (normal price 72 ). Buy online
 Admission with Museum Card

The Young Artist of the Year 2021 - Joel Slotte

Tampere Art Museum, Tampere

  • 12.6.2021–5.9.2021

Joel Slotte (b. 1987 Kokkola) is a painter who lives and works in Helsinki. Slotte paints technically masterful figurative oil paintings about everyday situations that are partly absurd and fictional.


The key characteristic of Slottes art is narrativity. His oil paintings are based on real and imaginary situations that sometimes acquire surrealistic or absurd features. Slotte depicts the life of the youths young of the Y generation, the sudden horror mixed with ostensibly peaceful everyday life, temporary states between emotions, love and raw joy. He usually uses himself and his friends as models for his works. Slotte associates imaginary features with real people and depicts them as alternative versions of themselves. The essential feature of his image of the human being is tolerance of unfinishedness, incompleteness and flawedness. The characters in the paintings are often slightly absent, and their gaze is focused past the viewer. The general public knows Joel Slotte best as the cover artist of the records of the band Maustetytt.

The Young Artist of the Year 2021 is Joel Slotte, a painter who lives and works in Helsinki who also does sculpture and drawings. He was born in 1987 in Kokkola. Slotte has studied at the Nordic Art School in 2007–09 and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Arts Helsinki in 2016. Slotte has exhibited his work in Finland, Sweden and Denmark. His works are included in the collections of Helsinki Art Museum, The Pro Artibus Foundation and The Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.

Share this with your friends!

Museum contact details

Tampere Art Museum
Puutarhakatu 34, 33230 Tampere

(03) 5656 6577

Museum website


Katso reitti Matkahuollon reittioppaassa


Tampere Art Museum, Puutarhakatu 34, 33230 Tampere


Tai lataa Reitit ja liput -sovellus

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

2021: 12 / 5

Payment methods

Museossa maksuvlinein kyvt mys:

Smartum 5 setelit
Tyky-Kuntoilusetelit 2 ja 4
Virike-setelit (Edenred) 5

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 09:00-17:00
Wed 09:00-17:00
Thu 09:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Closed until 30.4.2021. Closed during exhibition changes.

Näyttelyn tekstit kielillä