The works of Markku Hirvelä are reminiscent of the bright summer nights and winter light of his childhood in Northern Finland.
Hirvelä's exhibition is partly a retrospective cross-section of a long career, but also includes new, unprecedented works. The main material of the sculptures is usually bronze, but Hirvelä also uses other techniques that he combines with each other.
Markku Hirvelä (b. 1956) is a sculptor from Rovaniemi who lives and works in Kotka. Hirvelä graduated as a sculptor from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1984. He has had several solo exhibitions in Finland and participated in numerous group exhibitions around the world.
Photo: Burning Bush, detail
2014, ceramic, bronze, juniper
photo: Jussi Tiainen