Maritta is a Finish artist who had lived in Hanoi from 1993 - 2019. Her 26 years in Vietnam, together with an education in Finland both in natural sciences and visual arts have merged into an alchemist-like metallurgic experimentation in painting. Maritta equally enjoys exploring other genres of art, including ceramic art, wearable art, public art and community based art projects, as well as experiments with different mediums including painting on canvas, wooden or metallic objects, ceramic, oxidation of metal and fashion design, progressing from two dimensional to three dimensional formats. Her shuttling between different realms builds up new ways of expression and it generates vigour. Consequently, regardless of the medium or the imagery, the content in her art mostly stirs up energy and motion.
In her works, Maritta is blurring the border between abstract and realist. Her use of ornaments and patterns adds layers of ritual, time and history. She has been showing widely in Asia, Europe and North America.