Meet Tristor Blue, artist-in-residence

8th February 2024, 1:58 pm


Tristor Blue


Tristor Blue (aka Matteus Pentti, b. 1984) is a Finnish artist, illustrator and art educator with a Masters degree from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland. In his colorful work, Tristor is focused on the Queer male figure, creating sensual illustrations and paintings. Blue’s intimate marker and ink portraits are made from live models and reference photos sent by his followers on social media. This collaborative approach allows for the model to explore and express himself in the process. Through accepting artistic gaze and playful, loose expression, Blue aims to present tools for building a sex-positive and confident body image.

Tervetuloa, Tristor!


Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program 2024

    We are very excited to announce this year’s selections for the Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-in-Residence program.    WINTER Tristor Blue (Finland) FCK–Frédérick Gautier (France) Rev. Steven Johnson Leyba (Colorado, USA)   SPRING Sam Ashby (United Kingdom) frank.xarate (Argentina) Yun-Pei (Taiwan)   SUMMER Michael Espinoza (Oregon, USA) Fausto (Germany) Gray Wielebinski (Texas, USA)… View Article

Published: 8th February 2024

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