Aimo Katajamäki | Kaskelotti Saimaalla

MediumWood, marker, wooden stand
Size41 x 13 x 13 cm (Height with the stand 61 cm)

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Size 2

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Aimo Katajamäki is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His typical techniques include wood carving, ceramics, and metal block printing. In recent years he has become renowned for his superhero wood sculptures, which depict human nature in a subtle and delicate way. His sculptures exude delightful, pitch-black comedy. They borrow their imagery from pop culture, the animal kingdom, and the afterlife. His skull characters, which have a human and frail aspect, highlight the importance of the here and now, and the transience of life. Katajamäki’s award-winning sculpture, “Wood People,” can be seen in the foyer of Little Parliament, Helsinki.

“In my work, I have been influenced a lot by popular culture. Although as a graphic artist and illustrator I have not drawn cartoons myself, very often the characters in my sculptures are familiar from the pages of comic books. Nature and animal subjects have also been very dear.

My art is characterised by a warm humour. Handcrafting, and the direct contact with different materials such as wood, ceramics and bronze, is important to me in my work. Contrary to the mainstream of contemporary art, my works do not aim to be societally opinionated.”

Aimo Katajamäki