Kai Rentola


Kai Rentola is one of the first artists in Finland who started to use widely paper as a main material of his sculpture works. He researched topology and geometric possibilities of flat paper sheets to be folded and constructed them as a solid dimensional forms. He started from angular basic euclidic forms and ended to deal with a spiral constructions and more and more round arc forms.
His sculptures have very often a heavy and strong look because of a tempera emulsion color pigments and bees wax which he uses together with sea salt to cover and to make more resisting surfaces. Since all his works are quite light and very strenght and totally without any inside constructions. Sometimes Kai Rentola is saying that he just want to show that a “modern” form has always existed, even if all the unique forms and ideas are hiding in a certain level of so called ideal or Platonic world.
He has been a member of Finnish Sculptors Association since 1995.

These exhibited artworks are representing here best of my doings since I started 1980  to the present day. All my works are kind of installations, so many of them does not 
exist now. They have been exhibited in certain time and space. I have a blog.