Anna Reivilä

living in Finland – visit artist website

Inspired by Nobuyoshi Araki´s images and their mixture of raw violence and beauty, I study the relationship between man and nature by referring to the Japanese bondage tradition. The Japanese word for bondage, kinbaku, literally means “the beauty of tight binding”. It is a delicate balance between being held together and being on the verge of breaking.

I search spaces where nature’s elements combine to create interesting natural tensions and continue this dialogue trough my interpretations by extending, wrapping and pulling upon these indigenous forms. I create a new sense of volume from the existing components.

Using ropes as lines is my form of drawing. The lines create interactions, making connections between the elements – a reinterpretation of the landscape.