LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
For over 30 years, I have worked with different materials, including waste material from manufacturing, metals, recycled plastics, acrylics, polycarbonate and ready-made items to put together a varying collection of art. For instance, I have made everything from installations and enormous space pieces to large and small pieces for exhibitions. As of today, the chosen material no longer really matters to me – as long as it supports the message of the piece.
In my art I take advantage of light, shade, transparency, mass and the unique power of individual materials. In some cases, the viewer can physically go inside the piece and thus experience the art as strongly as possible. An example of such a piece is “The Selfie of Narcissos”, presented in 2018 in the Mänttä Art Festival.
I have taken part in numerous international art shows around the world. My works have been presented in, for instance, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Barents area, Japan, China, South-Korea and the USA. In 2003, I was honored to receive the bronze award in the International Lace Biennale Contemporary Art show in Brussels. Moreover, in 2010, I was given the honorary award in Chengchou International Graft Biennale, China. In 2009, I curated and organized a show of 18 artists in Beijing.
In my home country, Finland, I have gotten the honor to present my art in, for example, the Mänttä Art Festival 2018, the “Katajanainen kansa” exhibition of Mäntyharju in 2016, the Snowball Effect Northern Finland Biennale of Oulu in 2012 and Kemi in 2016. In addition, my art has been presented in the Design Museum in 1999 and 2009 as well as in the Amos Anderson Art Museum in 2006.
WHO I AM
A professional visual artist from Finland. Utilising a rich variety of exiting materials.
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