Artist profile


Born 1961, Helsinki


Lives and works in Finland


Most important tecniques:
Painting, sculpture and installation




Phone:
+358 45 670 2850


Email:
info(at)harrikivi.fi


Adress:
Hakaniemenranta 12
00530 Helsinki, Finland


Memberships:
Finnish Painters' Union
MUU Artists' Assosiation


CV by Artists' Association of Finland
Curriculum Vitae, pdf


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Homo Ludens – Playful Man


Harri Kivi is a multi-dimensional person, an innovator in the field of art and one of the most original artists in Finland. His stunning optical works, sensuous microuniverses, are like allusions to distant solar systems. Free from canonizations of art, Kivi's works move in between sculptures and paintings, as if taking the viewer to the last rooms of spacely waterways. To him, the optical upside-down turned cosmoses are symbols of enigmatic existence.


Light, time, space, enchantment, comfort and meditation are all essential for identity in the works full of vitality and color. Kivi answers to the world the same way as Fernand Léger: "When life is at its cruelest you need to find how to play." The path of Kivi's production is uncompromisingly inimitable and self-motivated and has no equivalent in Finland. His production has been linked to especially artists like Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, and Anish Kapoor.



Photograph by: Sirpa Päivinen
Photograph by: Henrik Schütt
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Ingemar Raukola
Photograph by: Henrik Schütt
Photograph by: Jarmo Jauhiainen
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Henrik Schütt
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Lauri Mannermaa
Photograph by: Rosemarie Särkkä
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Juho Kuva
Photograph by: Henrik Schütt
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Kai Kuusisto
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Rosemarie Särkkä
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Dick Lindberg
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Lauri Mannermaa
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Jarmo Jauhiainen
Photograph by: Kari Pulkkinen
Photograph by: Ingemar Raukola
Photograph by: Sebastian Nurmi
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Kari Pulkkinen
Photograph by: Henrik Schütt
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Jukka Watanen
Photograph by: Kari Pulkkinen
Photograph by: Jukka Watanen
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Kari Pulkkinen
Photograph by: Kari Pulkkinen
Photograph by: Henrik Schütt
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Kari Pulkkinen
Photograph by: Kai Kuusisto
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Eva Persson
Photograph by: Bosse Fageström
Photograph by: Kaj Ewart
Photograph by: Kari Hulkko
Photograph by: Jarmo Jauhiainen