19.06.2017

Curse and blessing

It was a clear plan: First one year at the Liminka School of Arts. Then to study "a real and reasonable profession" with a monthly pay. Well, things don't always go as planned - Niina Kestilä became a professional artist. "Making art is like an...
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14.06.2017

Summer art on Taiko

Summer is here also on Taiko, the online store for Finnish art. Taiko's artists are inspired by all seasons. Summer is naturally a big source of inspiration, as nature, the sea, lakes and landscapes show off their best sides. We picked some artworks...
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11.06.2017

Taiko celebrates Helsinki

Taiko, the online store for Finnish art, celebrates Helsinki Day the 11th-12th June. There are hundreds of artworks with a city theme on Taiko, and Helsinki has been an inspiration for many of these works. We handpicked some artworks with Helsinki as...
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01.06.2017

Most viewed in May

Two painters and a printmaker were the most viewed Taiko artist profiles in May. Printmaker Pekka Hokkanen from Tuusula was the most viewed, painter Roy Aurinko, also from Tuusula, the second most viewed while Hollola-based painter Tim...
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29.05.2017

Taiko turned half a year

Taiko, the webshop for Finnish art, has celebrated its first six months in operation. Taiko opened in November of last year, and the service turned half a year on May 30th. The idea of a modern, easy and versatile online store for Finnish art wa...
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12.05.2017

Art as an investment

Most of us buy art because it pleases the eye and soul or because it complements the interior design in the home or office. Art is therefore mostly an investment in yourself. Sometimes the goal might also be a rise in value. The investment perspectiv...
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01.05.2017

Young artists among most viewed

Young visual artists rose among the most viewed artists on Taiko in April. Lots of views gained for example Linda Varoma, 31, living in Loviisa, Anne Järvi, 28, from Turku, and Niko Saarinen, 42, from Nurmijärvi. Get to know the artists and...
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26.04.2017

Multiple images of one artwork

Taiko is constantly working on improving usability. We have now launched a feature, which gives the artist a possibility to upload multiple images of the same artwork. This makes it easier to visualize how an artwork looks, especially sculptures. Art...
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14.04.2017

Spring on Taiko

Spring is in the air, also on Taiko, the online store for Finnish art. We handpicked six spring related artworks from Taiko's broad selection. Which is your favorite? You are linked directly to the artwork page by clicking the image.   Saara Kiu...
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13.04.2017

Lapland on Taiko

"I rest my eyes by looking out the window, I squint my eyes. Branches stick out to all directions in all eight seasons; in the snowy and frosty winter as well as in the autumn and light summer nights. The bare hill landscapes and swamps are really cl...
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05.04.2017

Religion inspires Henri

Religion, especially the Christian ideology and the stories in the Bible, inspire the Helsinki-based painter Henri Kivioja. Religion as a theme is clearly visible in the artworks that Henri has for sale on Taiko. Henri Kivioja "My spiritual lifeform...
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01.04.2017

Most viewed artists

Three painters gained most views on their Taiko pages in March. The most viewed artist was Elina Ruohonen from Turku and the second most viewed Tampere-based painter Emmi Kallio. The third most visits were made to Timo Laitala's page. Get to kno...
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24.03.2017

Bestselling Kuusamo painter

Painter Päivi Ollila from Kuusamo has taken Taiko's buyers by storm. Päivi was the first artist to sell on Taiko, and one of her paintings was sold already the first day. Päivi has sold closer to ten paintings through Taiko.  ...
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23.03.2017

Welcome to new Taiko

Taiko has gotten a considerable facelift. The look and feel of the website has been simplified, and the webshop is more user-friendly. Taiko is a lot faster and the search function more versatile than previously. Another new thing is that selected so...
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08.03.2017

Unknown pleasures 3

Unknown pleasures is a story created by Taiko’s curator Maija Kasvinen. It is a story of nature and technology, everyday life and decadence, love and death. This is the third part of the story where Maija presents four artworks of her liking. S...
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24.02.2017

New Taiko coming soon

Taiko will soon get a considerable facelift. We will launch an art store that is renewed in many ways, for example the search function being almost completely re-done. The website will also be a lot faster which means a better user experience. The im...
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18.02.2017

Sculptures for all

Taiko offers sculptures created with various techniques. Vi picked some of these sculptures from the sortiment. You are directed to the artwork's own page by clicking the image. Antti Nieminen, Fuuga II Antti Nieminen: Fuuga II, 2009 (aluminum), 120x...
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17.02.2017

Unknown pleasures 2

Unknown pleasures is a story created by Taiko’s curator Maija Kasvinen. It is a story of nature and technology, everyday life and decadence, love and death. This is the second part of the story where Maija presents four artworks of her liking....
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13.02.2017

Living in an ugly world

  "With the help of art, we can at least try to find solutions and see the miracles surrounding us." Painter Jukka Nopsanen got his artist gene from mother's milk. Born in 1950 in Helsinki, both of Jukka's parents as well as some relatives were...
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08.02.2017

Unknown pleasures 1

Unknown pleasures is a story created by Taiko's curator Maija Kasvinen. It is a story of nature and technology, everyday life and decadence, love and death. This is the first part of the story where Maija presents three artworks of her liking. See mo...
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