Aimo Katajamäki

Aimo Katajamäki is a graphic designer, artist painter and sculptor. In recent years he has become acknowledged for his superhero wooden sculptures that in a subtle and delicate way tackle the troubles of human nature. The delicate storytelling combined with the roughness of unfinished wood is the very soul of Finnish culture. Besides creating unique sculptures Katajamäki has produced a wide range of paintings and through all of his work you can see the basis in graphic design.

“I don’t separate applied art from fine art. In my case, they can almost have the same form. Basically graphic works are like dragonflies, living only a moment. Usually the sustainability of visual design shows up after a long time. As an individual designer, I find it quite difficult to pay attention to sustainability in the industrial process of producing graphic design.”