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.
Bronze, black 3D-filament, trampoline mat
182 x 145 x 159cm
Takeover touch many fields like the sea level rising, my concern about the future of my own kid, the darkness of the oil, and the technology taking over our lives.
I mix royal materials like heavy bronze, with light but dark 3D filament, and flowy yet structured recycled trampoline mats. I handprinted the figure myself and, created and bronze cast the mask.
It's a surreal poetic figure, the fragile child body (made from black 3D filament) wearing the heavy bronze mask reminding us the heaviness of the times we are living in but also our children will have to survive and the fact that technology is taking over just like nature. This child figure from the future wears a dark wave as a skirt made from a used trampoline mat which can bring memories of the joy, jumping in a trampoline and, at the same time, understanding that these times are ower and what is left is a wave of waste material which we should reuse before the big waves take over (drown us).
I’ve been wondering what is the material of the moment is everywhere, but we may not see it. There are trampolines everywhere these days and I have collected them as material for my works. I have received dozens of unusable trampoline mats from recycling rings.