Each Karusoma painting is a unique, hand-painted work-of-art, which will never be printed or re-created. Ville does not want to keep painting the same piece over and over again, so the Karusoma artworks always come in several different styles, colors and sizes.
In his studio in the Töölö district of Helsinki, Ville creates all the artworks of Karusoma himself. The main technique used is acrylic, but mixed media, house paints, ink, spray, collage, markers, crayons and oils are also used. Most of the artworks are created on stretched canvases or on different kind of boards (some of which are upcycled, like old billboards). To describe the style of the artworks, one could say they are modern abstract expressionism with more than a hint of graffiti, calligraphy, street art and urban flavor thrown in.
The artworks are always sold ready-to-hang with a steel wire on the back for hanging. Artworks created on board are framed with hand-painted wood frames that go well with the modern look of the artworks. Artworks created on canvas are not framed, because that is the look that Ville prefers. The sides of these artworks are painted to suit the style of the painting. Of course, you can always have your canvas Karusoma artwork framed later after you have received it, if you so desire. All the artworks are signed in the back and have the Karusoma name plaque attached to the side of the painting. The paintings are not named, but each one has its own unique code, such as CC33.
If you do not find the painting you desire in the Karusoma collection, one can be commissioned just for you—at no extra charge. See COMMISSIONS for more information.
Please note that Karusoma does not do exhibitions or work with galleries. The artworks are available only through Karusoma, either from the STORE or from the studio.
You can see the paintings in-person at the Karusoma studio, which is located at Urheilukatu 54 in Helsinki, Finland. To visit, please book a private visiting time by calling or via DM. The studio is open on most days, but only upon request. Ville is always looking forward to seeing you at his studio.