Veikko’s Wild Friends
19.11.2021 – 13.01.2022
Since decades I woke up wondering if art for art was enough for me. I came to the conclusion that it should include an underneath message. A message which refers to the roots of man, to the time where he had no weapons to disrupt the state of nature.
When men went painting on the walls of caves, it was a ritual for asking and thanking nature. Here are our roots. Man became a dictator on our planet, starting to rule everything with artificial intelligence based on profit and destroying the equilibrium of nature for our consumers fever, our wellbeing and our comfort.
Animals in my work are messengers. They are at once demonstrators and revolutionaries who react against the destruction of NATURE.
This is why I call this ensemble Demonstration of Nature.
Veikko Hirvimäki, 2021