Meri Lumela, chair of the Jyväskylä City Board, phone +358 50 554 7167, meri.lumela(at)jyvaskyla.fi
Kirsi Pitkänen, art consultant, artist, Art Impact, phone +358 50 338 7705, kirsi.j.pitkanen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Matti Nykänen (1963–2019) was born and raised in Jyväskylä. He was one of the most successful Finnish athletes of all time, and widely known nationally and internationally.
Jyväskylä, Nykänen's long-time home town, wishes to honour Matti Nykänen's athletic achievements by erecting a memorial statue.
Entries for the memorial were received from all six invited artists
Artists are Jussi Heikkilä, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Pekka Kauhanen, Stefan Lindfors, Kimmo Schroderus ja Maaria Wirkkala.
Just an alias names of the sketches are being published. Artist behind the alias name of the art work is relieved in spring 2020.
Alias names of the art works are
- Lennä MN
- Matti Nykäsen varusteet
See the sckethes and vote for your favourite here.
Sketches can also be seen in the Jyväskylän Sydän 24 event for 24 hours at the Jyväskylä City Theatre on 20 November from 9 am until 21 November at 9am.