resident in Helsinki, Finland, active as a
English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish,
Finnish State Order of Merit SVR R1
Selfportrait 1991, acrylic, 65 cm x 54 cm,
Emeritus Professor in Particle Physics at the University of
Helsinki,Physics Department, High Energy Physics Division, where
still active in research and postgraduate teaching.
Member of the Finnish Physical Society, honorary member of The
Physical Society in Finland.
Founding member of the Particle
Group which produces the biannual compilation latest
published as Review of Particle Physics by C. Amsler et
al., Phys. Letters B 667, Issue 1-4 (2008) 1.
Member of the Board of the Japan Society for the Promotion of
Science (JSPS) Fiinland Alumni Club.
Member of the Finnish Astronomers' Association, and the International Astronomical Union.
Supernova 1999, acrylic on paper, d= 99 cm © M.Roos
Member of the East-Helsinki Art Society, The Finnish Painters' Union , and The Artists' Association of Finland.
An autodidact painter, I have been exhibiting my art since 1983, mainly in Finland, but also in Vienna, Geneva, Tokyo, Barcelona, New York, Spoleto (Italy), and Padova. I have often assembled collages from own material, such as acrylics on paper or glass fiber canvas. Then the composition is a two-step process. My motives are generally abstract, although various forms may remind the spectator of real objects. I choose quite neutral titles so as not to hinder the free fantasy of the spectator. Occasionally my motives are inspired by my science; more often the titles allude to science even if the motive does not. The background to this homepage uses repetitively a 1997 painting which is not a collage. I often sign my paintings with two Chinese seals, one being a phonetic transcription of "Matts" in Chinese, the other being my monogram MR. Some recent paintings can be seen by clicking on Gallery of paintings.
Some recent art shows:
Galleria BE'19, Helsinki, March 1997.
Euroart'97 in Barcelona, September 26-28, 1997..
Galleria Poli d'Arte, Spoleto (PG), Italy, in September 1999 and in November 1999.(with Tania Schifano)
ARTe PADOVA'99, Padova, October 1999 (with Tania Schifano).
Invited by The Finnish Painters' Union to the Cultural Year 2000 show (with Antero Kare and Antero Toikka), Helsinki, April-May 2000.
Galleria Leonardo, Tampere, February 2002.
Galleria Dix, Helsinki, July-August 2004.
Galleria Hopeinen Sivellin, Helsinki, February-March 2008.
Gallery G18, Helsinki, October 2011
Collective shows with the East-Helsinki Art Society (yearly since
1984) and The
Finnish Painters' Union (yearly since 1993).
Individual shows also at
The University of Vienna 1983
Brookhaven National Laboratory (Long Island) 1994
The Neutrino '96 Conference (Helsinki) 1996
The Helsinki University Observatory 2006.
Television presentations in the channels TV2 Finland 1979, TV1 Finland 1993, RAI2 Italy 1999.
Listed by The Internet Art Database.