About the artist
Playfully combining forms and colours, Kari Södö creates abstract sculptures, collages and prints. Being also a musician, rhythm holds a paramount role in Södö’s art. The sculpture The Encounter was created to reflect upon the absence of dialogue in Finland about the refugee crisis. Resulting in a vibrant and joyful sculpture, the artist shares a positive message about the beauty of a multicultural society represented by the different kinds of woods, shapes and colours he combines. Through different media, Södö’s works share a composite approach in their creation which maximizes the communicative potential of each individual element as well as heightening a cohesive message through the work.