Kaarina Kaikkonen studied at the Academy of Fine Arts between 1978 and 1983. She has become one of the leading artists of Finnish art thanks to her work in sculpture and installations.
Alongside the monumental features of her works – always strongly imbued with the environmental and architectural elements surrounding them – there is also a core linked to the impermanence and frailty of materials somewhat pointing back to the frailty of human beings.
The movement of “coming and going” from something is a recurrent formal element in the artist’s work – as we can also see in the works’ titles – thus contributing to create a time bridge between past memories and their tension towards the future.
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