Kimmo Kaivanto, artist
Born 25th May 1932 in Tampere, lives in Helsinki
He first displayed his work solo in 1959. His reputation grew in the subsequent decades thanks to his socially conscious work in which he reacted to the imminent eco-catastrophe and the man-made violent system. Kimmo Kaivanto’s more recent work has given expression to his sensitive and affectionate relationship to nature. The artist has always had a particularly close rapport with his home town Tampere.