- Photo: Aukusti Heinonen
- Poissa (Absent), 2021–2022. Photo: Aukusti Heinonen
- Photo: Ville Mäkikoskela, ABOUT THE COLORBOOK: That First Stone, 2022, stone, steel
FROM THE COLOURING BOOK
Welcome to the opening reception on Thursday 29 September 2022 at 5–7 pm in the presence of the artist!
My exhibition FROM THE COLOURING BOOK in Galleria Sculptor’s Studio space consists of spatial reflections of everyday life and its grey tasks; being and doing, leaving and staying. The exhibition showcases primarily sculptures that are mostly made of stone, in simplified but not underlined manner.
In this body of work, I attend to present a scarce, forceful visual poetry of its own kind without the use of text. One work does include a little text though, and there’s a character in another. In the series, I also look at the cultural meanings of grey stone from different perspectives.
FROM THE COLOURING BOOK is a series of works that implies conceptuality yet remaining focused on the materiality via the use of minimalist and graphic forms. Materials and forms play an essential role; meanings and properties that the materials carry have affected the choice of using them.
In the series I try to surface things that aren’t reachable by words, which of course is what all non-text art is attempting, too.
Thank you for the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Uusimaa Regional Fund, the Greta and Alfred Runeberg’s Foundation, and the Arts Promotion Center Finland for supporting my work.
Ville Mäkikoskela (b. 1975) is a sculptor who gets excited about everyday miracles and whims of chance. Mäkikoskela lives and works in Helsinki and has graduated from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences’ Art Institute in 1999 and in 2007 as Master of Fine Arts from PALLAS program at The University of Art and Design, Helsinki. Mäkikoskela’s works are included e.g. in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation. Mäkikoskela’s public work AJASTA I/II is located at Kompassiaukio, in Jokilaakso, Sipoo, Finland.