“The relationship between natural phenomena and technologies is an ongoing subject of exploration for me. I am inspired by the rough wilderness of the North as well as by the signs of human activity in the environment. Thus, my work tell more about people than nature: about the commodification of nature, the quest for raw materials and the symbolical and allegorical aspects of natural phenomena. I explore topics which deal with history, world politics, ecology, tourism and aesthetics."
In her works Kaisu Koivisto incorporates different media and materials such as salvaged leather and steel. Installations, photography, drawing and video are integral aspects of her artistic practice."
Kaisu Koivisto (b.1962) holds an MA in Fine Art from University of Art and Design Helsinki, She is currently based in Helsinki, Finland.
For more information about Kaisu Koivisto's works, see www.kaisukoivisto.com
Lambda print / Silisec; 2015
64 x 210 cm
The Wild North II (Svalbard)
60 x 90 cm
Electrogalvanized steel, sealskin boot; 2015
35 x 32 x 18 cm