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Antti Oikarinen

April, 2012

In his current series, sculptor Antti Oikarinen asks a basic question: “What is this thing called a sculpture, and what does it represent?” In asking this Oikarinen employs something akin to the sculptural equivalent of trompe l'oeil – the long established painterly approach of creating the illusion that images appear as “real” three-dimensional objects.

“The only materials used in this installation are paint and Mdf board. Mdf is an artificial building material that can be used like wood, though Mdf lacks wood’s grain and is thus infinitely more homogonous. It can be sawed and glued with as much precision, expertise – and patience! – as the artist is able to bring to the creative process.”

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