Petri Haavisto (1984) is a visual artist living and working in Pori, Finland. He graduated from the Kankaanpää art school in 2021, In the past few years he has worked in several projects such as the Attractive Nordic Towns, Urb Cultural Planning, Urbact Come In!, iPlace and Lähiöohjelma 2020-2022. He has also created public art works, a recent example being the “Nousu” sculpture erected on highway 23. As his materials he utilizes 3D-filament, ceramics, concrete, bronze and steel. Haavisto also works with recycled materials and found objects, particularly trampoline mats.
He has held exhibitions in Finland, Latvia, the Netherlands and Portugal. Petri is deeply influenced by nature, where he love to spend his time, and even to lose his sense of time. His sculptures are often nature themed. Current work are inspired by images of the last moments of the earth, and of the merciless sea.
PLA-filament, acrylic paint, filler2021,
54,5 x 24 x 28 cm,
PLA-filament, acrylic paint, filler
I have been working out for many years with kettlebells. I created "Belly" as a little fashion figure inspired by the fitness material that I have been using for years to endure my body and keep my belly shredded. It's a humorous yet deep feeling I have about "Belly". Its big round eyes and color were inspired by the universe and the infinite mysteries of space.