Photographer: Reetta Lipponen
I am an artist and a sculptor currently living and working in my native country of Finland.
Material, form, philosophy and history are the foundation of my artistic work. I am interested in human condition and humans' aspirations to organize and understand cosmos. My own world view has both dualistic and spiritual aspects but I wouldn't exactly call myself religious.
My works are mainly a union between minimalism and aggressive gesture. Stone, lead, ash and beeswax are materials I often work with. I put a lot of personal meaning to the material I am using. These personal meanings often arise from something I have read or examined.
Lately, as I have studied Japanese language, I have become greatly interested in colour and porcelain clay. In particular, blue and green are colours I find specifically interesting due to lack of blue-green distinction in traditions of East Asian cultural area.