Riikka Keränen

Artist biography

"My work is in large part comparable to play, an intuitive action and dialogue with the material spectrum of the world. For me searching and collecting materials is a means for sketching out ideas, a way to contemplate and to immerse myself in the materials. In the beginning I concentrate on the physical work, I think with my hands. At some point, when the work process begins to guide itself along, I begin to gather the loose threads of my thoughts together, parsing words together to form sentences. 

Our modern life has become detached from its roots and material resources; we don't see the beginning or the ending of things, only  something in between. Creating art plays a role as I attempt to grasp those foundations and to perceive the fuller arc of things and as I try to learn to attach myself to the place and time in which I live.

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