The main themes which Antti Ylönen has been dealing with in his art are time and emotion. The favourite material for him to express these issues is wood. Essential elements in his art are sophisticated design together with spiritual, meditating ambience, elements which together form a timeless and sensitive experience. In order to feel the warmth and silky surface of the material the audience is usually encouraged to touch his art works.
Antti Ylönen has joined many international projects in Spain, Turkey and India. In Japan he has worked several times, twice in Studio Youkobo in Tokyo and has also carried out a commissioned sculpture for the Minamisoma Concert Hall.
As part of the expression, alongside the sculptures, photography has also risen in recent years. ’My photos are a kind of photographic paintings or urban nature photographs.
I observe the details around me, found mainly in the built environment, which are often associated with rotting and decomposition.’