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Photo: Riikka Mäkikoskela

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Riikka Irina Mäkikoskela
ART EDUCATION
1975, SUOMI

FALL
Statement
My diploma work is art research divided into two complementary parts. The first part was an exhibition, where I displayed three three-dimensional works: Hurma, Krokaani and Putous. The second part is written. My work is a material-based and qualitative study, the central issues of which arise from my visual artistic work. The idea is to explore one kind of artwork from the artist’s point of view. With a phenomenological approach, I first ask about the holistic way of being in the world. I find information and understanding through making images. How does it happen, and what kind of knowledge do I gather by making images? Just like knowing, creating artwork is active participation in the world: shaping your own environment and understanding. In an holistic relationship to the world, the visual is not seen as the core element of visual arts; even visual arts becomes something for all the senses. Art is also searching for the truth and essence of the invisible and existence.
Biography
Riikka Mäkikoskela studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 1997–2002. She is currently completing her art teacher qualification in the Virt@2 programme organised by the Department of Art Education at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. She has participated in numerous group, joint and solo exhibitions in the past few years. She is interested in the opportunities provided by both two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional spaces, but also the states experienced and felt by people, states of mind. She thinks that the choice of materials and the way they are used and worked on is important as these choices also have conceptual meaning.
Contact information
+358 45 1313 562
riikka.makikoskela(at)elisanet.fi
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