Riitta Ikonen | the artist
The artist Riitta Ikonen
Born , , Finland.
Lives and works in London, UK.
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Ikonen is an artist who works primarily through costumes. With some foam and fabric and a few days at the sewing machine, she creates deliriously clever, unusual, and beautiful visual concepts. But thats just the beginning…
My work is concerned with the performance of images, through photography and costume design. Certain items, usually small and insignificant, excite me to the point where I have to wear them and then document that process. The super- garments I make open up new experiences…
From 2004 to 2006 Riitta Ikonen mailed around 100 postcards to Margaret Huber from Japan, Spain, Finland, Russia, and England. Hair, fish, a sachet of white powder, a piece of broken record etc. were sent to test the postal system…