“Black moon”, 1992

Kain Tapper 1930-2004

“Black moon”, 1992

Signed and dated

Oil on panel 69 x 53 cm

Year 1992
Artist Kain Tapper 1930-2004
Price DKK 48.000 / EURO 6.500
Materials Oil on panel
Height 69
Width 53

The story behind


Kain Tapper (1930–2004) was a Finnish sculptor. He created works that are “remote”, evoking things contemplated from a distance. Even when small, his pieces loom like menhirs, their massiveness imposing an inhuman scale. He combined nature and natural phenomena, old folklore and modernism. He epitomised the Informalist style in Finnish sculpture. Tapper created a sculpture of Finnish poet Ilmari Kianto situated near Turja´s Castle in Suomussalmi.

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