CONNECT, IMAGINE, CREATE.

Artist

Kristian Saapunki

Sculptures

Animals

Nature

Paintings

Drawings

Color

Shapes

Geometry

Resycle

Reuse


Scraps and color.

I am a mixed media sculptor. But I will happily explore anything that sparks my curiosity.


I was born in 1982 in Finspång, Östergötland, but have lived most of my adult life in Gothenburg.


I have a background as a butcher, but nowadays I am a vegetarian and instead of carving in animals, I carve them out of clay. I want my sculptures to express life, movement and joy.

SCULPTURES


In my sculptures I play with contrasts between new material and old scrap, nature and imagination, color and patina.


Scrap is tied together with metal wire. Clay is worked into the metal and different animals emerge.


I work a lot with details and most sculptures are painted so that even the clay looks to be made of metal.


Often the animals are in motion and perform activities of various kinds: a snail eats mushrooms, a squirrel dances, a bear plays, out of an old mocha pot a pig looks up.


I want my characters to show movement, originality and personality - and have a great amount of inherent humor.

PAINTINGS

By painting and drawing, I discover the geometry and the fantastic world that it opens up.


But sometimes I also paint entirely according to emotions.