Thermostat, 2020
oil on canvas
148 x 106 cm

Marko Backman (b.1977) graduated as a visual artist from Turku Arts Academy in 2015 and as a Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2019. His paintings could be placed in traditional genres such as landscapes and interiors, but the scenes feature a world of surrealism that shifts from the realistic to the unreal. Man is not present – other than through his absence – in Backman’s paintings.