Photo © Vesa-Pekka Rannikko

I think an artwork contains the opportunity to be continued. Its form may yet change. A given situation displays the piece as completed, but it could have been different. I do not consider casts to be permanent forms in a chronological sense.


Photo © Jussi Tiainen & Vesa-Pekka Rannikko

The frame of reference in my work is often in the area of painting, even when the piece itself may be three-dimensional. I like to speak of cast pieces. This term refers to the process of making. I regard these works, perhaps in a utopian sense, as objects of an interstice, something of their own. Neither sculptures nor paintings but something else.


Photo © Jussi Tiainen & Vesa-Pekka Rannikko

I consider my works highly corporeal. They evolve and change, gathering information and acts into themselves. They are like pieces of memory, acting like our bodies and changing as they progress. I cannot repeat the same form twice. Each casting is a highly individual event.


Photo © Jussi Tiainen

I don’t believe it is possible to make a completely abstract work of art. Abstract art has become a language that largely functions in ways of reference and hardly differs from figurative art. The cast pieces are solids in space, something highly concrete. The shape of the mould and the structure of the fabric on the surface of the work already constitute an image.