The young artist of the year 2015 is Ville Andersson (b. 1986). He is known for his refined works that he realizes with many different techniques. Photography, painting and drawing hold an equal position in Andersson's working process. He strives to find the most natural form of expression for his thoughts and ideas, and on the other hand to study how different mediums and techniques influence his work.
Reference points in Ville Andersson's art include literature, film, music and the visual arts. He hides subtle allusions to them in his works like visual puzzles. The names of the works point to artists and works that inspired Andersson as well, as I am Visconti does with Luchino Visconti and Melancholia with Lars von Trier.
Young Artist of the Year is one of the best known Finnish art awards, which Tampere Art Museum has awarded since 1985. The prize includes a grant, an award exhibition and an exhibition publication. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova's collaboration with Tampere Art Museum began in 2013 and continues now with the third Turku-based Young Artist of the Year exhibition.