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Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen
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Gallery 2
recycled paper, glass
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Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen Sota, yksityiskohta (vanha sanomalehti vuodelta 1939, metalliverkko)
Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: Detail from War (old newspapers from 1938, wire netting).

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen

english Visual Artist
suomeksi Kuvataiteilija

Master of Pedagogics, Licentiate of Philosophy (art education), Pedagog of Museum, Bachelor of Art,
Chairwoman of the Heinola Visual Artists´ registered association.



Lives and works in Mikkeli
Email: akvarellot@gmail.com
www.pieniakertomuksia.net
www.kaupunginkirjasto.lahti.fi
www.heinolan-taide.net

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen is particularly interested in post-modern art education and environmental art, and prefers to construct her works from recycled materials such as newspaper, wood, glass and plastic bags.

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: puu ja tussi Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: puu ja tussi
Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: wood and felt-tip pen.


Many of the concepts applying to art are hard to define exactly. In terms of the concept of aesthetic art, art has an exclusive ‘inborn’ purpose, nature or significance that can be derived equally well from the work of art itself, its reception, the artist or a combination of all three (Dickie 1984).

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: puu ja tussi
Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: wood and felt-tip pen.


 

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen, Varo, lasi
Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen:  Beware, recycled glass relief


“Our school in Urpola is situated beside a very dangerous stretch of road, and although a great deal has been done to make it safer, one elderly person was run over there last year.


How transparent road signs are! No one seems to notice them, neither drivers nor pedestrians. It is as if they were sheets of glass that can shatter or be seen through. Something should be done about it to avoid these fatal accidents.
My reaction to events in my surroundings is to create a work of art, and so in this case I produced a relief on a sheet of window glass in an oven, by placing a piece of asbestos matting underneath it so that its surface rose up in the form of a human figure.”
 - Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen


Messages from the past

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen Sota (vanha sanomalehti vuodelta 1939, metalliverkko)   Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen Sota (vanha sanomalehti vuodelta 1939, metalliverkko)
Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen: Detail from War (old newspapers from 1938, wire netting).

“The house where we live is typical post-war house and during the renovation we found old newspapers.  One newspaper tells that the war is over and other says it has just begun.” - Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen


Sand-lace workSirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen, Hiekkapitsi  Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen, Hiekkapitsi

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen’s sand-lace work represents a combination of traditional lace-making patterns with a distinctly different technique, as the material itself is a mixture of sand and a binding agent.

Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen 
            hiekkapitsi
Sirpa Svahn-Kumpulainen sand-lace work