I live and work on the island of Vessö, Borgå, Finland, in the archipelago. The sea and the islands have always been important to me, both as a source of energy and as inspiration.
I´m often trying to create a sense of compassion and joy by making my sculptures humane and seemingly vulnerable.The warmth and kindness within us inspires me.
My artwork are usually built and sculpted of wood, “stitched and patched” together and painted. Like us humans, they have their shortcomings and defects.
Humor is important in my work.
1996-2000 Academy of Fine Arts of Finland, Dep. of sculpture, Helsinki.
1991-1994,2017-2021 Aalto University, Dep. of architecture
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2021 Galleria Duetto, Helsinki
2018 Galleria Duetto, Helsinki
2017 Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany
2008 Galleria Forumbox, Helsinki
1996 “Sculptures”, Grankulla City Hall, Finland.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2022 “Leave a trace”, Palazzo della Cancelleria Vaticana, Rome
2022 “Parat” Haihara art-center, Tampere
2019 “Personal structures, identities”, Art Biennial, European cultural center, Venice
2019 “Only echoes passing through the night”, Odetta gallery, New York
2018 “ Lost luggage”, Gallery Toolbox, Berlin
2016 “In the footsteps of Kain Tapper”, Saarijärvi art museum
2008 “Wood in the hands of the sculptor”, Emma museum of modern art, Esbo
2001 “Six from Finland”, Rundetaarn,Copenhagen
SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS:
2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2007 Swedish Cultural Foundation
2005 William Thuring stipend
2000 Raimo Utriainen Foundation Award
Buy showing and sharing things become easier to bear for everybody. Nobody is perfect…or everybody.