TULVA / THE FLOOD
Rauma-born sculptor Katri Paunu (b. 1993) is one of the most interesting emerging artists in material-based art. Ceramics combines Paunu’s love for architecture, painting and sculpture. Along with traditional forms of art, the artist is guided by a strong connection with nature. The works reflect on the human connection with various forms of living and being and emphasize the multidimensionality of the senses as tools for experiencing art. Along with ceramics, clay and plaster, water plays a central role. It is an element of corrosion, but also the beginning of something new.
Katri Paunu has studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the Oslo National Academy of Arts, where she graduated with a master’s degree in art in 2021. The exhibition work has been supported by the Satakunta Regional Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Finnish Art Association.
TULVA – THE FLOOD is Katri Paunu’s first solo exhibition in a Finnish art museum. The exhibition has been curated by Rauma Art Museum chief curator Heta Kaisto.