ANTTI TANTTUWoodcuts

The Way, 2010
woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
150 x 150 cm

Antti Tanttu's works depict the experience of human existence, whether individual or communal. The private sphere is always seen in relation to other people and the world around us. The works are displays of seemingly simple human experiences: of people caught up in the inescapably powerful grip of deep emotion. They appeal to feelings and sentiments we all share. The viewer can identify with the figures, feel sympathy for them.

Tanttu's figures are sculptural, often depicted in emptiness, silence, solitude. Tanttu's motifs are timeless and yet relevant. The universality of his themes and the manner of their presentation allow his narratives to soar beyond the confines of time and place. All of the images embody a thoroughly classical quality, the hallmark of art throughout the ages.

Tanttu's images are at once beautiful and sorrowful. His style, instantly recognisable and yet highly appealing, steeped in aesthetic values, and resonating with a highly moving and thoroughly humane narrative voice captivates the viewer through an outward impression of familiarity, ease and accessibility. Tanttu's works are imbued with a rare depth and complexity of emotion.

Rauli Heino

 

 
  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_ALTTIUS_2010

    Willingness, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    150 x 150 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_VARJOON_JNYT_2010

    In the Shadow, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    110 x 94 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_SIVUSTAKATSOJA_2010

    Bystander, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    150 x 150 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_IRTAUTUJA_2010

    Breakaway, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    150 x 150 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_KUTSUMUS_2010

    Vocation, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    150 x 150 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_YKSINAISTUMINEN_2010

    Isolating, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    110 x 94 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_VIIMEINEN_ETAISYYS_2008

    Final Distance, 2008
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    150 x 150 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_KARSIVALLISYYS_2008

    Patience, 2008
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    150 x 150 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_SATEENKESYTTAJA_2010

    Raintamer, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    110 x 94 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_PIENI_ORAAKKELI_

    Little Oracle, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    135 x 122 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_ILTA_2010

    Dawn, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    110 x 94 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_TUHLAAJAPOIKA_2010

    Prodigal Son, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    110 x 94 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_ARVOITUS_2010

    Riddle, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    80 x 80 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_SURUVAIPPA

    Veil of Sorrow, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    80 x 80 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_KULLERVO_2010

    Kullervo, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    80 x 80 cm

  • tanttu/2011/ANTTI_TANTTU_JOUTUVAINEN_2010

    The One on Time, 2010
    Woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    150 x 150 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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