I discovered works by the Finnish sculptor Kain Tapper (1930-2004) at the Kuntsi Museum of modern art in Vaasa this summer.
Kain combined nature and natural phenomena, old folklore and poetic modernism and he completely epitomised the Informalist style in Finnish sculpture. Finnish wood and stone were the obvious materials for Kain.
– Sculpture should be touched. By touching them, one understands the form better. In addition to rythm, form is essential to art –
His works are still as modern and up to date as when he was creating them. For me, they represent the closeness and the strong bond to the Finnish nature; the line between some sort of mysticism and pure reality.
Here you have a small selection of Kain’s art to meditate upon :