A Sculpture Posing as a Picture

a Sculpture Posing as a Picture A discussion between Vesa-Pekka Rannikko and Jan Kaila Kaila: You have been creating pieces that are sculptures and paintings at one and the same time for about four years now. Has combining different things always been characteristic of your work? Rannikko: Yes, it has. I started creating painting-like sculptures … Read More

A sculpture posing as a painting   A discussion between Vesa-Pekka Rannikko and Jan Kaila Kaila: You have been creating pieces that are sculptures and paintings at one and the same time for about four years now. Has combining different things always been characteristic of your work? Rannikko: Yes, it has. I started creating painting-like … Read More

Sudden changes from painting to sculpture and back to painting

Sudden changes from painting to sculpture and back to painting Philosophical reflections on the three-dimensional works of Vesa-Pekka Rannikko Veli-Matti Saarinen Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s most recent three-dimensional works present ’typical’ images, images that are recognisable in a completely different way; they are akin to sculpture – though it is sculpture that has a distinctly painterly character. … Read More

Organically!

Organically! Tarja Pitkanen-Walter A wall painting is generally understood to mean a two-dimensional image applied directly to a flat surface to create an illusion. Vesa-Pekka Rannikko – should he ever think of his work as wall paintings – would disagree. Rannikko’s wall paintings are never only two-dimensional, not even when they are created on the flat surface … Read More

On Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s Art by Curator Laura Köönikkä

On Vesa-Pekka Rannikko’s Art by Curator Laura Köönikkä   Minimal incoherent fragments: the opposite of History, creator of ruins, out of your ruins you have made creations. Octavio Paz, Objects and apparitions Vesa-Pekka Rannikko has the tendency to create installations conveying the viewer into timeless disembodied space. At Rannikko’s exhibitions viewers are often challenged by … Read More