Jiri Geller models and subverts the iconic forms of contemporary culture with vengeful precision. Geller is also the rare Finnish artist who has both managed to stay close to Finnish aesthetic strengths and traditions and also detonate his own unique brand of post-national, mind-fucker nihilism.
His sculptures are elemental and essential, fascinated with death and violence, critical of the fake and phony, and ever aware of just how dark the world can be.
While never repeating himself, Geller targets the same territory again and again to explore the idea that what in our modern world is deemed solid, permanent and valuable is in fact melting, suspect, and utterly transitory.
Geller’s objects offer meaning despite their solidity and materiality. It’s rare to see such playfulness and heaviness seamlessly combined in the same artistic vision.