NELLA  KESKISARJA

NELLA KESKISARJA


Helsinki
Visual Artist, installation artist, public artist, environmental artist
Jännetie 5 B 12, 00370 HELSINKI
nella.keskisarja@gmail.com
Artist’s Statement 

I think of myself as a painter even though I have been working more with environmental and community art. I want my painter's background to shine through in my works. I have worked in co-operation with the different offices and institutions of the Helsinki municipality and worked with both the staff and residents. I think all art is collective. Paradoxally, a human being experiences his/her individuality in relationship with other people. I often give my environmental works names such as "It could also be like this".

In environmental and collective art I build and I want to build dreams about how things could be and why this is not the case. There is not an inpermeable wall between the environment and an individual.

I alternate between different equipments and materials in my work. I also use help from other artists and specialists in other branches.

News

2015-2016 works at Helsinki Artists' Society's summer and Christmas exhibitions.
2016-2018 working with Helsinki Municipality Helsinki Model grant in a community and environmental art project Art Circle (The story of Kannelmäki Shopping Mall).

A broadening was made into a bridge crossing a small river. I built a hut on this broadening, a place for meditation. There was a hole in the floor, 60 x 60 cm in diameter. Over the hole, I built a dome out of bones. Water shines through the gaps between the bones. The passage to the hut is from both ends. Some stones were added to the creek to make the water flow in little rapids. The inside walls of the hut were painted dark. The boys' home Mouhu's boys helped to build the hut.