Homes are more than mere structures that we inhabit. For they serve as reflections of our innermost thoughts, emotions, and concealed identities. Sini Majuri’s latest sculpture series delves into the non-physical dimensions of our existence.
Sini Majuri’s glass exhibition is open in G12 Gallery in Helsinki from April 22 till May 11, 2023. Pieces blend the tangible and intangible, the old and new, and the handmade and digital. By blurring the lines between art and science, Majuri hopes to capture the ever-evolving nature of art and the human experience – and challenge viewers to consider is it possible that technology could unlock new depths of creativity – Or will it ultimately lead to a loss of authenticity and soul?
Majuri’s work portrays homes as both a sanctuary of comfort and a site of trauma, using symbols like the weeping serpent and layered women to represent the nature of our subconscious. Glass, with its transparency and fragility is a metaphor for the human mind, which is complex and multifaceted. We may curate our homes to reflect a certain image or ideal, but behind closed doors, there may be hidden struggles and complexities that we keep hidden away from view. Antimatter series is showcasing both the light and the dark aspects of domestic life. While Finland ranks as the happiest country in the world, domestic violence remains a significant problem. The transparency of glass reminds us that what we see on the surface may not always be the full story.
Glass as a medium highlights the idea of transparency and the power of seeing through barriers. In the same way that glass reveals what lies beneath its surface – sculptures invite viewers to explore the hidden layers of our own consciousness and the stories that we often keep concealed. Transparency underscores the importance of vulnerability and honesty in our relationships, both with ourselves and with others. Glass is a material that is both fragile and strong, transparent and reflective. These qualities are a metaphor for the contradictions and paradoxes that we encounter in our lives.
Sini Majuri’s Artist Meet 4.5 at 12.00 in G12 Gallery, Annankatu 16.
Listen Sini Majuri’s interview in Radio Helsinki from here.
Images by Juha-Matti Vahdersalo
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