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, which are created with
a sedate brush.