William Dennisuk is a Finnish-based artist whose diverse body of work links the worlds of sculpture, landscape and architecture. His public art projects act as both a prompt and a pivot for a more complex consideration of the extended environment. Dennisuk’s works have been sited permanently in England, Finland, Holland, Ireland, Japan and the United States. For Dennisuk, “Art is a form of aesthetic and philosophical inquiry, a way of asking fundamental questions about the world in which we live and about our human potential. “
Dennisuk is the head of the Environmental Art Studies Program at Saimaa University in eastern Finland. He is currently working on a number of outdoor summer projects in Finland and is also completing a permanent public art project in Swansea, U.K.
For me, art is a form of aesthetic and philosophical inquiry, a way of asking fundamental questions about the world in which we live and our human potential.
Through my work, I seek to establish substantial interconnections between art, architecture, science, and the broader environment in which we all live. For me, the point or locus where these fields converge -- and where they potentially do have the most impact on our quality of life -- is the area often defined by contemporary art as the "public space." My work examines how art can become an unmediated and tangible stimulus for developing more fully rounded human experience within the context of our public spaces by reflecting and illuminating our unique capacities as multi-dimensional thinking and sentient beings.
William Dennisuk's sculpture-installation Salt and Pepper (2015) is on display at the Taavetinsaari Island with two other sculptures Eddy (2015) and Flux (2013-2015).
William Dennisuk: Eddy, 2015, sculpture-installation (photo: Timo Nieminen).