Timo Kokko (b.1978)
graduated as a Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. He lives and works in Kuopio. In his art, Timo strives for a versatile and open way of working. He freely selects without restrictions techniques and ways of presenting his works. The works are often multi-part installations combining sculptures, video and light art, paintings, drawings, performances, and performances of music and sound. Kokko’s art explores the essence of installation and sculpture through materials, immateriality, space, light, and perception. Man, nature, time, the moment and momentariness are recurring themes in his art. The works enter into a dialogue with architecture of the exhibition space and may only exist during the exhibition. At the M_itä? Biennale of Contemporary Art at the Kuopio Art Museum, Timo Kokko will present an installation that deals with the impact of human activity on nature. The work is like a piece of nature brought into the exhibition space. A green grassy mound hides a stream of flowing water inside it. But everything is not quite what it seems at first.
Photos: Harri Heinonen