All posts tagged: Veera Kulju

DARK MATTERS at Taidekeskus Itä 24.10.-16.11.2019

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  Suojelija (guardian) 2019 / k√§sin rakennettu musta savi ja lasite   N√§yttelyn nimi viittaa syvyyteen, varjoihin ja pimeyden merkitykseen. Pimeys on elint√§rke√§ luonnonvara, jota on syyt√§ suojella*. Kysymyksi√§ her√§tt√§v√§, maailmankaikkeutta hallitseva pime√§ aine on suurimmilta osin n√§kym√§t√∂nt√§ ja sen koostumusta ei viel√§ tiedet√§**. Mit√§ on pimeys meiss√§? Universumin kokoisista kysymyksist√§ liikutaan yksil√∂n kokoisiin kokemuksiin. Dark Matters yhteisn√§yttely koostuu p√§√§osin keraamisista veistoksista ja √§√§nest√§. Kuljun keraamiikasta k√§sin rakentamat veistokset toimivat esitt√§jin√§ Metson s√§velt√§m√§lle ja esitt√§m√§lle […]

Magic mirror on the wall

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“Kulju’s mirror-themed reliefs, the fairytale wall-hung artworks could have come straight from the dressing room of Snow White’s stepmother. In reality, they don’t reflect, but rather absorb the light.”¬† -Veikko Halmetoja Dusk, 2019 / hand-built black clay and glaze /¬†~70 X 55 X 15 cm   Ajattelemme Suomea metsien maana, mutta luonnontilaisen kaltaisia metsi√§ on maassamme j√§ljell√§ en√§√§ n. 5 prosenttia. T√§ysin luonnonvaraista, ihmisen koskematonta kolkkaa tuskin l√∂ytyy koko maapallolta. Ihminen vaikuttaa jatkuvasti luontoon, usein […]

BLEACH with LOKAL @Collectible, Brussels

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BLEACH, 2019 Hand-built paper porcelain, glaze /¬† K√§sinrakennettu paperiposliini, lasite photo Chikako Harada Ihmisen k√§denj√§lki n√§kyy my√∂s pinnanalaisissa metsiss√§. Korallit ymp√§ri maailman menett√§v√§t v√§ri√§√§n nopeammin kuin koskaan aikaisemmin. Suurin tekij√§ on aiheuttamamme ilmastonmuutos ja sen vaikutuksesta l√§mpenev√§t vedet. Korallien laaja haalistuminen huomattiin ensimm√§isen kerran jo vuonna 1979. Ilmastonmuutoksen kiihtymisen my√∂t√§ koralleille ei j√§√§ tarpeeksi aikaa palautua. V√§rins√§ menett√§nyt koralli on kuolemassa, ja silloin h√§vi√§√§ koko sen yll√§pit√§m√§ ekosysteemi. Luonnon yritys sopeutua tilanteeseen on vastik√§√§n havaittu […]

Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux: RE/defining Finnish Contemporary Art & Design

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Underwood BE-series, 2019 / Hand-built black clay and glaze “One of our main projects this year, Re/defining Finnish Art & Design co-curated by Lise Coirier and Kati Laakso bringing Finnish designers into the central European art scene, will start with next week‚Äôs Collectible fair 14.-17.3.! Leading up to the event, we will introduce one artist every day whose work is presented at the fair by Spazio Nobile gallery! The Finnish artist Veera Kulju (born 1975) […]

Sounds of Silence 12.‚Äď30.1.

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  My next private exhibition will open on the 12th of January at Konsthantverkarna Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. WELCOME konsthantverkarna.se Sounds of Silence Veera Kulju √§r mest k√§nd f√∂r sina keramiska popkorn-skulpturer. Det √§r skulpturer best√•ende av m√•nga element med sm√• variationer. I skulpturerna m√∂ts det h√∂gtidliga och det banala, det br√§ckliga och starka, ljusa och tunga. Vanligtvis f√∂rknippas v√§l popcorn med exempelvis TV-tittande, bio och barnkalas. I Kuljus skulpturer blandas popkorn i porslinleran. De […]

Taiteilijat O | Kuukauden taiteilija | Artist of the month marraskuu | November 2018

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See more here:¬†Kuukauden taiteilija: Veera Kulju Veera Kulju is best-known for her popcorn-themed ceramic sculptures. Alongside individual works, the popcorn theme is a concept consisting of many elements distinguished by small variations. The series of artworks contains conceptual playfulness based on dichotomies. The solemn and the banal, fragile and strong, light and heavy meet in the popcorn sculptures. In popular culture, popcorn is a snack strongly associated with movies, children’s parties and nibbling while watching […]

The Lives of Others

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A beautiful book project done together from the initiative of our friends Joosung Kang and Bora Hong. This book brings together artists, designers, photographers, graphic designers and writers from Finland, Korea and Japan, fabulous! In this publication you get to see¬†Ihala Gardens through the lens of photographer and friend Ananya Tanttu. Ihala Gardens¬†is a¬†¬†place of serenity and love. Great inspiration for my work and Im ever thankful to Ilkka K√§rkk√§inen for taking me with to […]

CHART DESIGN 2018

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  Queen of the Dessert, 2018 / Vitro porcelain, popcorn and glaze¬† I got an invitation from LOKAL to showcase my ceramic work in their curated exhibition at CHART DESIGN this year. During 31st August to 2nd September 2018 in Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. Im extremely excited and eager to travel to Copenhagen experience this event: CHART   Path to Narnia, 2017 /¬†¬†Hand built porcelain (21 x 27cm)   Kynnet, 2017 / casted […]