ITE Artist

Pekka Lampinen

Aura (1931-2011)
ITE-Taiteilija Pekka Lampinen kotipihallaan Aurassa

Wood sculptures

Pekka Lampinen was an ITE artist from Aura, whose productivity and imagination still delight. The now-deceased ITE artist made versatile oil paintings and graphics, and carved wooden reliefs but it was the wood sculptures that were most characteristic of Lampinen.

Art taught Pekka Lampinen to look at nature in a new way and to find things worthy of a work of art in his everyday environment. In Lampinen’s works, the specific atmosphere and inner voice of the object just described makes the works so personal. You can see that Some works the forms found in nature may have remained in the final work.

ITE Artist Pekka Lampinen

Pekka Lampinen’s interest in visual arts began in 1983, when he joined the art circle of the civic college. The idea of ​​painting had been sprouting in his mind for a long time. Childhood as a war orphan did not include free time, and the years in working life were too busy for hobbies. Lampinen always secretly admired paintings and sculptures, but never thought doing anything similar himself.

The "third life" was full of creativity and fun.

He found time for the hobby after his working life ended. Retirement began Lampinen’s third life, which included the freedom to realize oneself as the most important element. This stage of life bursting with creativity, fun and craziness was the most beloved and the best for him.

Lampinen always had some art art work in progress. If he wasn’t tinkering in his workshop or painting a board, he was looking for ideas and material for his next work in nature.

ITE-Taiteilija Pekka Lampisen teos, kyläläiset

”You never know in advance which picture will be inside the tree.”

Pekka Lampisen taideteos "Sarvipäät"

The subjects and inspiration of the sculptures

Tyypillisen ITE-taiteilijan tavoin myös Pekka Lampinen teki taidetta harrastuksena ja itselleen. Innostus saattoi syntyä vaikka keskellä yötä.

Like a typical ITE artist, Pekka Lampinen made art for himself as a hobby. The idea for a work of art could even born in the middle of the night.


Easily disappearing cultural heritage

ITE art often depicts the author’s own everyday living environment, and the location of the works is usually the artist’s own home or yard. Works located outdoors in particular are therefore susceptible to weather fluctuations and other mechanical stress.

The outdoor works of the deceased artist Pekka Lampinen had fallen into disrepair over the years, when the artist himself was no longer taking care of them. Lampinen’s estate ended up donating most of the art collection to the Middle of Nowhere art park, where the artworks will be exhibited.

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