Antti-Ville Reinikainen

Antti-Ville Reinikainen
Antti-Ville Reinikainen (photo: Nelli Palomäki)

Antti-Ville Reinikainen (b. 1980) is Helsinki-based artist working mostly with contemporary sculpture.

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Fortress

Antti-Ville Reinikainen: Fortress
Antti-Ville Reinikainen: Fortress

2019
fiberglass reinforced acrylic composite, epoxy paint, polyurethane resin, pigments
diameter approx. 75 cm, height 250 cm

Fortress from Antti-Ville Reinikainen is latest entry in the series of sculptures using the imagery of ceramic ovens. The idea for the artwork from some years ago was revitalized after exploring the exhibition area in Espoo Centre. A round white ceramic oven with hatches repeatedly opening to different directions encircles live tree like a fortress tower. It´s as if the oven defends and threatens the tree at the same time.