Klaus Welp is a visual artist with Finnish and German nationalities.
He works through his own company Welp Oy and Welp Productions from his Helsinki studio in Lapinlahti.
He has studied arts, design and photography at the Aalto University Helsinki, the University of Plastic Arts Xalapa Mexico and at the Berlin University of the Arts. During his four year stay in Mexico, he founded the bar ”Tabu” and produced exhibitions, dance-, theatre- and live-music performances. After two years stay in Berlin, he worked for eight years as the art director and photographer for the Finnish culural-political magazine Voima. He also lead the parody advertisement group ”Adbusters Finland”, publishing monthly subverts in the Voima-magazine and in the web. The project culminated in the book and exhibition ”Louserit Vuittuun” and was also awarded with the Salli Journalism Award.
Welp has made music videos, film festival trailers, publicity for cultural events and short documentaries for various purposes. Welp Productions is fully equipped for largescale videoproductions (camera, drone, audio, light), has a greenscreenstudio and a large network of professionals for camera, light, audio, scenography, catering, postproduction etc.
Welp has been awarded multiple times both internationally and nationally for his work in illustration, graphic design, stamps and videos.
In visual journalism and illustration, he has contributed to all major Finnish newspapers and magazines, and has designed over 100 stamps for the national postal service in Finland. Welp has teached illustration and culture jamming at the Helsinki Aalto University, the University of Tampere and the University of Applied Sciences in Kauniainen. He has been part of many national and international competition juries, for example Lahti International Poster Biennial and the Internation Poster Biennial Mexico.
Welp’s studio is Located in Helsinki in the former mental hospital of Lapinlahti, that has been converted into sociocultural center during the last years. Welp has been active in it's rescuing process through it's communication team and the board of Pro Lapinlahti.
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Swedish and Spanish
Lastenkodinkatu 2-10 R 4
00180 Helsinki, Finland
Studio at the Lapinlahti-center:
Lapinlahdenpolku 8, Helsinki
Klaus Welp | +358(0)505880133 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.welp.fi