Ukri Merikanto

240 x 310, hard cover
136 pages
144 illustrations
writer Otso Kantokorpi
layout Timo Setälä
Finnish| Swedish | English
ISBN 978-952-5654-12-7
2008

► The sculptor Ukri Merikanto (1950–2010) worked consistently in the modernist tradition, where the fundamental issues were not about figurativeness or non-figurativeness, but of the abstract themes that provided a background for them. Merikanto’s subjects were associated with the problems of space, form and proportion: movement and immobility, weight and weightlessness, proximity and distance, harmony and conflict, and the tensions that arise between the various elements. The book is a comprehensive overview of Merikanto’s life, career and work in sculpture.