Artist Statement



My creativity stems from a very personal need to put something conrete of myself out in to the world. By working on a piece of art I try to make sense of the world in a way that is most natural to me. There is a freedom in creating that lets me be candidly honest to myself. A finished piece gives me a feeling of accomplishment like nothing else.

I am intriqued and inspired by the human psyche and its phenomenoms. My examination starts from the grotesque, truthful shape of things both corpolar and psychical. The occurences inside us often take physical, sometimes carnal forms in my work.

My approach to these themes is experimental, and I learn as I go. My process is intuitive and the final from of the work reveals itself to me only at the end, through process of trial and error.

The medium serves the idea.

/Iiris Sointu