KIMMO PYYKKÖ
Sculptures
5.5.2011 – 29.5.2011

Everything here, 2010
bronze
45 x 64 x 71 cm

This exhibition presents new bronze sculptures by Kimmo Pyykkö that reflect the spirit of his famous aluminium sculptures of the 1970s, as well as sculptures and murals crafted out of alder.​​

Pyykkö´s bronze sculptures are still life compositions. They represent objects and animals such as ravens, falcons, small birds and butterflies. He uses a lot of ready material, existing old chairs, beds, shoes, gloves, paint brushes, musical instruments and bags. Like still lifes, Pyykkö´s sculptures are carefully constructed sets, the sums of their parts, in which the parts refer to each other.

The old objects used by Pyykkö include memories themselves; they have traces of people. Pyykkö gives the objects new life. When casting them in bronze and when his works receive a uniform patina, the temporal becomes timeless, the material becomes intangible, and the here and now becomes the past and gone.

In his enormous alder works Pyykkö uses floor space and in his painting-like works rusty iron wire that is like a tracing on paper on the stained wood surface: landscape space as a creative line or a written work describing the story of life.

The mood of Pyykkö´s bronze and wooden sculptures is poetic but sad. Pyykkö has said about his art that he is a man of dark tones and is interested in life´s turning points. These turning points are often related to the inevitable laws of life, to unpredictability and surprise, to the passage of time and its end.

Pyykkö is a storyteller, someone who describes basic human feelings and deals with the fundamental questions of life. His works are beautiful and heavily charged. The message conveyed in his art is simplistic and sentimental. With its message of transience, Pyykkö´s art emphasises the value of life.

Rauli Heino

 

Siirry sivun alkuun
pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_KAIKKI_TASSA_2010

All here, 2010
bronze
h 45 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_FINAALI_2010

Finale, 2010
bronze
h 46 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_JAAHYVAISET_2010

Farewells, 2010
bronze
h 49 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_VAPAA_2010

Vacant, 2010
bronze
h 41 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_ELAMANLANKA_2010

The Thread of Life, 2010
bronze, stanless steel
h 99 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_IDEALISTI_2010

Idealist, 2010
bronze
h 153 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_VASYNYT_2010

Tired, 2010
bronze
h 159 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_KAIKEN_JALKEEN_2010

After Everything, 2010
bronze
h 140 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_KOKO_MAAILMA_2010

The Whole World, 2010
bronze
h 155 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_YO_VAI_PAIVA_2010

Night or Day?, 2010
bronze
h 25 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_PITKA_PURJEHDUS_2010

The Long Sail, 2010
bronze
h 25 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_PROLOGI_2010

Proloque, 2010
bronze
h 29 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_KOLME_MAALARIA_2010

Three Painters, 2010
bronze
h 32 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_SOLISTI_2010

The Soloist, 2010
bronze
h 25 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_-PEILIIN_PIIRRETTY_2010

Drawn in the Mirror, 2010
bronze
h 8 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_AARREKARTTA_2010

Treasure map, 2010
common alder, iron
190 x 240 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_REVIIRI_2011

Territory, 2011
common alder, iron
150 x 180 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_DUETTO_2010

Duet, 2010
common alder, iron
75 x 90 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_UUSI_ULOTTUVUUS_2011

New Dimension, 2011
common alder, iron
65 x 75 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_GURU_2002

Guru, 2002
common alder, iron
135 x 105 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_TRILOGIA_2009

Trilogy, 2009
common alder
115 x 130 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_HETKI_VAIN_2011

Just a Moment, 2011
common alder, iron
60 x 70 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_VIESTI_KAUKAA_2011

A Message from Afar, 2011
common alder
125 x 125 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_SUURI_UNELMA_2010

The Big Dream, 2010
common alder
105 x 105 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_TUOLLA_PUOLEN_2010

Beyond, 2010
common alder
57 x 62 cm

pyykko_kimmo/KIMMO_PYYKKO_SULJETTU_2010

Closed, 2010
common alder
93 x 103 cm

 
 
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