Outi Martikainen is a classically trained textile artist. Her works are influenced by craftworks and the practice of observation, which is so central to art. A distinctive feature of her work is the recording of small perceptions and memories in a concrete form, whether that’s individual works composed of minor details or larger installations made up of big panels. Martikainen often finds her materials in everyday life and gives them a new purpose. Her techniques come from traditional craftwork methods but are often closer to conceptual art.