Jarmo Mäkilä

Born 1952 | Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland


Mäkilä is known for his paintings that are inspired by his own life, the society around him and popular culture. Many of his works also include references from our cultural history - art history, mythology, literature and Christianity. Mäkilä’s technical skills allow him to focus mainly on the expression in the works, thus creating characterized depiction of boys and men, strong colors and an endless background that seems to go on. Mäkilä’s work address universal themes that anyone can identify with; many times boys are depicted referring to youth - the time of creativeness and adventure where imagination can run free without limits and responsibilities.