Mouthing Off Magazine’s Resident Artists Programme was created in July 2020 for the purpose of helping out young adults achieve their dream of becoming professional artists.
We recognised that there was a need within the industry to provide support to those who were passionate about the arts but were unsure of how to turn their hobby into a career.
Through the magazine’s platform we hope to encourage collaboration, artistic flair, community spirit, and provide our artists with the opportunity of recieving both media exposure and financial support.
Our Resident Artists are a vital part of our platform and will become even more so as we continue to grow with them. Not only do they provide us with the resources necessary to create fantastic digital and physical exhibitions but, through the products they create, allow the magazine to become financially sustainable.
Make sure to keep track of our artists progress, their works, events, and exhibitions as we move throughout the year. You can learn more about each of our artists by clicking the button below!
Rebekka Katajisto is an artist from Vaasa, Finland.
In 2019, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in History of Art at the University of Warwick and would later go on to complete a Master’s degree in Principles of Conservation at University College London. She will start her three-year postgraduate diploma course in the Conservation of Easel Paintings at the Hamilton-Kerr Institute at Cambridge in September 2021.
While studying to become a conservator, Rebekka continues to work to become a professional artist. Aside from contributing her time and portfolio to Mouthing Off Magazine, she has had her work featured in several other publications, including: The Tab, Zanna, Orangepeel, Contrarium, Outlander, and Third Iris.
Rebekka’s practice is inspired by many of the things that surround her – whether this is nature, animals, pop-culture, people or their experiences, she manages to examine each with a great level of detail.
While her subject matter is varied, what remains consistent if the technique and mediums by which they are conveyed. Obsessed with the minutia, Rebekka’s ideas come to life as intricate ink crosshatching works comprised on hundreds of small lines. Each individual stroke of ink joins together to create a likeness, a unified whole, which often can be reminsicient of old lithographs, etchings and woodcuts.
You can follow her progress on her Instagram account. Rebekka is currently open for art commissions – for more information get in touch via email.
Meet Rebekka Katajisto! In this series, we will be showcasing the work and experiences of our Resident Artists, who have taken the time to have a chat with us either over Zoom or email. We hope that through these interviews our readers will be able to get to know our artists, what they do, and how they have made their way to where they are now.