Kirsi Porrassalmi

“All my works are kind of self portraits, an attempt to find an expression to things which I have no words for. The way children are treated, the mental health, hope, the blindness of this time, these kind of things I try to come closer. We also treat this planet the same way as each other.”

A Flame - Wood 60 x 69 x 3 cm

Born 1959 in Tampere, Finland, Kirsi Porrassalmi studied Architecture under the pressure of family. “They thought it is not decent to study art and wanted me to do something reasonable instead. I myself was afraid I might have nothing to say as an artist, although that was my dream. It took eight years before I was strong enough to admit this is never going to work. It had to start to make art.”

“I have used myself as a material for my works and they show the big questions of my life. Art has been my way of surviving, it shows me things that I would not have known otherwise. This way, art has been necessary throughout the challenges in my life.”

A Wing Yard - Bronze, wood 60 x 60 x 10 cm
An Existing Moment 40 x 40 x 6 cm
Love Is Snow White - Steel, fiberglass 56 x 56 x 18 cm
Give Me The Wings - Bronze, wood 60 x 60 x 10 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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