Tommy Grönlund was born 1967 in Turku, Finland.Read More
Petteri Nisunen was born 1962 in Helsinki, Finland.
Both artists live and work in Helsinki.
Employing relatively simple but sophisticated means, often using magnetism, electric currents, or simple gravitational forces, Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen create quietly evocative and formally striking works. On occasion of awarding the two artists the 2013 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts, The World Cultural Council wrote: 'Their interdisciplinary approach brings together art, design, architecture and science. Their large-scale spatial interventions and public as well as gallery installations involve a variety of materials and technologies, from the use of objects to light and sound. Nisunen and Grönlund deal with space, be it physical, ethereal or sonic. Works tend to change or reshape space and stimulate sensory perception through direct intervention, often with complex technical installations. The artists are not committed to one medium only, but are endlessly curious, capable of moving between disciplines and changing approaches.'
Text courtesy Esther Schipper.