I cherish the opportunity to activate public spaces with art in order to engage viewers and to enrich the visitor experiences. My process involves analyzing the site, its function and users, and the various elements relating to it. My works remain in a dialogue with the specific space while also reflecting my artistic voice, which is both playful and serious, and often rooted in photography. Visual beauty is important to me, and I aim to leave aspects of the work mysterious to allow for viewers to make their own discoveries. Whenever possible, I seek possibilities for visitor interaction with my art. I hope to disrupt everyday routines by providing moments of surprise and by inviting conversation. Placement, abstraction and suggestion are the most important considerations as I create art for public spaces.

All images © Kati Toivanen

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