Kari Caven | the artist
The artist Kari Caven
Born 1954, , Finland.
Lives and works in Porvoo, Finland, .
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Kari Cavén (b. 1954) is among the internationally best known Finnish artists of his generation. His work has been broadly exhibited in and outside of Finland and he has been featured at the Venice Biennale a total of three times (1988, 1990 and 1995)…
Instead of traditional sculptures, Kari Cavén has found his niche in works made of discarded, recycled materials. He transforms scrap to art through a multidimensional process. His works are not only skilful material collages, but they are also given extra meaning by coincidences, playfulness and quiet humour…
Kari Cavén's art has can be characterized both visual and text-like. It is the kind of conceptual art that is based on material objects, but these are just functioning as triggers to further building and thinking…