SARI LIIMATTA
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Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta, 1977, Lappeenranta, Finland. Nature enthusiast and peaceful defender, reporter of sad environmental issues. Graduated with a BA in Stonework and Jewellery Design from the South Carelia Polytechnic with an exchange year abroad studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.


Sari on her work:
I don´t believe that I can change anything by making my work. I am a reporter. I am just a reporter. My profession as an artist gives me a place in society, among animals called people. For the sake of other animals.
The expectations, generalizations, beliefs
, and symbolism around animal themes. In ancient cultures and in our everyday surroundings. I try to give back their animal powers which the toymakers often try to hide, bring down or deny altogether. I never make them tell only stories about people, without telling their own story at the same time.
 

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Public collections:
2017 The Wroclaw National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
2015 The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
2014 the CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2013 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Lappeenranta Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
2010 Municipality of Katrineholm, Sweden
2009 Berner Design Stiftung, Bern, Switzerland
2009 the Fine Arts Collection of the City of Bienne, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2008 Collection of Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Finland
2008 The Finnish Institute in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards (selection):
2015 Arts & Crafts Design Award 2015, curated by Hannah Ullmann, nomination, Istria, Croatia
2005 Prize for young artist, Arts Council of Southeast Finland
2001 The International Contest for Jewellery With Amber Design, second prize, Gdansk, Poland
 
Solo exhibitions (selection):
2016 "Close & Far", ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2010 "New work: Sari Liimatta", preview, Verzameld Werk, Gent, Belgium
2009 "HIGH/LOW", Friends of Carlotta Galerie für Schmuck und Objekte, Zürich, Switzerland
2008 "OPEN/CLOSED", Galleria Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland
2008 "In the Front Room: Sari Liimatta", solo presentation, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 "ON/OFF", Galleri Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark
 

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JEWELS by SARI LIIMATTA

 Pedestrians  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Sculpture: Pedestrians, 2008.
Glass beads, garnets, fresh water pearls, pins, oxidized silver, a plastic toy.
17 x 12 x 4.5 cm.
Photo by: Sari Liimatta.
Price: 3400 €.
 Untitled IV  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Sculpture: Untitled IV, 2010.
Glass beads, thread (polyamide), a plastic toy.
30 x 30 x 7.5 cm.
Photo by: Sari Liimatta.
Price: 4800 €.
 The cost  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Bracelet: The cost, 2020.
Glass beads, jet, metal pins, a plastic toy..
25.5 x 12 x 8 cm.
Photo by: Sari Liimatta.
Price: 3800 €.
 On the road  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Pendant: On the road, 2020.
Glass beads, metal pins, a plastic toy.
11.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm.
Photo by: Sari Liimatta.
Price: 2800 €.
 Comatose  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Pendant: Comatose, 2008.
Cast glass, oxidized silver, thread.
7 x 3.5 x 3 cm.
Photo by: Sari Liimatta.
Price: 1800 €.
 Catch  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Catch, 2019.
Glass beads, metal pins, silver, a plastic toy, thread (polyamide), wire.
52 x 14 x 11 cm.
Photo by: Sari Liimatta.
Price: 4000 €.
 Exist  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Sculpture: Exist, 2019.
Glass beads, thread (polyamide), a plastic toySculpture/ shadow art/ pendant, .
17 x 6 x 18.5 cm.
Photo by: Sari Liimatta.
Price: 2600 €.
 In the woods  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: In the woods, 2016.
Aluminium tube, glass beads, oxidized silver, paint, peridots, pins, plastic, plastic toys, thread (polyamide), tiger´s eye, wire..
33 x 24 x 9,5 cm.
Price: 3800 €.
 Pink Matters  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Necklace: Pink Matters, 2017.
Aluminium tube, glass beads, oxidized silver, paint, pins, plastic, plastic toys, rose quartz, thread (polyamide), wire..
34,5 x 12 x 9 cm.
Price: 3200 €.
 Trade of exotism  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Pendant: Trade of exotism, 2012.
Oxidized silver chains, metal fastener, a plastic toy.
28 x 13,5 x 11 cm.
Price: 2800 €.
 Prey  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Pendant: Prey, 2009.
Hematite, pins, oxidised silver, plastic toy.
12,5 x 4,5 x 3,5 cm.
Price: 1400 €.
 Morbid  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Object: Morbid, 2008.
Amber, glass beads, part of a costume jewelry, fresh water pearls, pins, oxidized silver, a plastic toy,.
19 x 4 x 11.5 cm.
Price: 1600 €.
 Sleepy head  by Sari Liimatta
Sari Liimatta.
Object: Sleepy head, 2011.
Glass beads, a brass chain (self-made), thread (polyamide), a rubber toy.
15 x 5 x 5 cm.
Price: 1800 €.