UPCOMING Art of Nature – Anni Rapinoja
Artist Anni Rapinoja’s (b. 1949) closest colleagues and collaborators are the plants and animals found in the Finnish forest. When she steps out of her studio and into the great outdoors, nature itself provides her with all she needs for her art, but always does so on its own terms. Moose and rabbit droppings, lingonberry leaves, rowan berries, mosses and lichen are given new and unexpected guises in Rapinoja’s delicately rendered works.
In this exhibition Anni Rapinoja, whose artistic career spans four decades, turns her attention to the complex relationship between humans and nature. Her works convey her concern for biodiversity, for the climate and for the wellbeing of our waterways and forests. Quiet yet arresting, they speak powerfully in defence of the natural world with a searing relevance and timeliness. The exhibition comprises sculptures, installations and video art.