Antti-Ville Reinikainen (b. 1980) is Helsinki-based artist working mostly with contemporary sculpture.
fiberglass reinforced acrylic composite, epoxy paint, polyurethane resin, pigments
diameter approx. 75 cm, height 250 cm
Fortress is Antti-Ville Reinikainen’s latest entry in his series of sculptures using the imagery of ceramic ovens. The idea for the artwork from some years ago was revitalized after exploring the OBJEKTI exhibition area in Espoon keskus. A round white ceramic oven with hatches repeatedly opening to different directions encircles a living tree like a fortress. It´s as if the oven defends and threatens the tree at the same time.