Icelandic Lava Rock

2010
420 x 150 x 140 cm
acryilc on foamcoat, styrofoam, aluminium, mdf board and plaster

Icelandic Lava Rock

The sculptural works by Vesa-Pekka Rannikko play with modernistic forms and photographic incompleteness. Illusoristic black and white handling of sculptures makes the sculptures to move to pictorial and temporal. At the same time they loose part of their nature as objects.

My sculptures are like stages. They gather different forms of images in it. I have used the modernist and minimalist forms as a actors of meaninglessness. They do have their tradition in context of art, but at the moment they have lost their significance. Those pure forms represent some idealism and purity which I see impossible at the moment. In my works I place these forms in surrounding which refers to unorganized and accidental happening. Even these works are carefully structured they have a quality of chance in them. These timeless untitled forms are then part of very temporal act. Certain qualities of precence turn to be a part of narrative act. This and black and white illusionistic handling of surface I see as a clear reference to tradition of photography. Interesting is the relation of photography and sculpture as documents and/or representations of reality.