Terrarium, Eskilstuna Art Museum

Terrarium, Eskilstuna Art Museum  2007

Exhibition in Eskilstuna Art Museum was a suvey of figurative body-tinted plaster sculptures from period of years 2003-2007.

"It is precisely against this background that the power and significance of Rannikko’s visual objects come to the fore: it is not a matter of depicting something already known, but rather a refined shift in the methods of presentation of sculpture and painting, which calls into question the rules of visual representation as a whole. Thus Rannikko’s works raise a number of questions: what can we actually represent if two-dimensional and three-dimensional methods of representation are thought of as a matter of relativity? What can we actually imagine? At what point do we come up against the boundaries of our imaginative faculties? Are our mental pictures two-dimensional dreams from television or advertisements? How does our mind shape our imagination?."

Veli-Matti Saarinen, 2007

Extract from book Vesa-Pekka Rannikko:Terrarium, which was published in connection to exhibition.