In sculpting I’m interested in creating dreamlike spaces.
I think art is drawing a line between logical and unlogical landscape. In my creative moments memories, feelings and experiences of space and places meet each other, like in a dream.
By searching our common history and following today’s phenomenon, I usually found interesting combinations, which I want to make into three-dimensional form.
In most of my sculptures I have been studying human behaviour in the structures of society. And it’s reflection into surroundings. Wasps are fascinating allegory to human society.
In my sculptures the relationship between idea and material is very important. I use recycled material, ready mades, wood and chalk.
1991-94 Kankaanpää Visual Art school, sculptor
1993/2 Tallinn University of Visual Art
1985-88 Petäjävesi Arts and Crafts School, Building artesan
2012 Gallery Becker, Jyvädkylä
2009 GalleryKONE, Hämeenlinna
2009 Arthall of Porvoo
2007 Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2004 Gable Gallery, Helsinki
2003 Goethe-Institut, Helsinki
2003 Gallery BE’19, Helsinki
2001 Promenadi Gallery, Hyvinkää
1997 Gallery Ripustus, Hämeenlinna
1996 Keuruu Art Museum
1994 Rantagallery, Turku
SELECTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2012 City in me, Gallery Kipinä, Lahti
2010 Edinburgh Festival of Art
2009 Materia 09, Landfill symposium, Lohja
2009 Staffas, Porvoo
2009 Hämeenlinna Art Museum
2008, 2009 Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki
2008 “have a seat”, Neumünster, Germany
2006 Iron 2006” Iron Bridge Gorge Museums, Ironbridge, England
2004, 2005, 2006 NordArt , Büdelsdorf, Germany
2005 Turku Biennial, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku
2005 ”Random play”, BaneGården, Aabenraa, Denmark
2004 Gewerbepark, Lauenau, Germany
2004 Materia, Keuruu Art Museum
2003 “Elgen”, Telemark, Fylkesgallery, Notodden, Norway
2002 “Machtproben”, Tuttlingen, Germany
1993-2001 Several group exhibitions
2007 Award of good construction. artists Olli Jalonen, Anssi Taulu and Olli Larjo housing fair area of environmental art Red sun design and implementation.
2007 Union of Finnish Art Associations, Voipaala-medal
Two public sculptures in Hämeenlinna Black sun (2007) and Red sun (2007)together whit sculptor Olli Larjo and author, art professor Olli Jalonen.
Totem at children’s playground in Kankaanpää.
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Hämeenlinna Art Museum collections
Association of Finnish Sculptors