Quid est ergo tempus? Si nemo ex me quaerat, scio; si
quaerenti explicare velim, nescio.
Augustinus, confessiones, Libes XI, caput 14
Born in 1969 Rauma, Finland. An artisan and Master of Education. Graduated art teacher from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2001. Currently works as an artist and visual arts lecturer in Salo, Finland. Has participated in both domestic and foreign exhibitions since 1996. Works are in private collections and in art museums of Salo and Helsinki, Finland and Nagyganiza, Hungary.
She mostly works with textile, photographs and video. Making art of used objects, reassembling pieces into new stories and realities. Her works often reflect the past: trying to catch the time passing by, understanding the events around; rewinding and playing in slow motion. Her works are often surrealistic, challenging the viewer to look different perspective. In textileart she manly embroiders by hand. The slowliness gives time to think and focus. Stitches connect parts togerher. The working process itself is a ritual: used and broken change shape and are born into another creatures.
Lotta-Pia Kallio´s videoworks touch the idea of Gesamtkunstwerk, she don´t work with big productions. She makes all elements of the video herself: Paintbrushes, clothes, masks. ect. Each element works also Independent as artworks. She films alone with actress and edits videos herself. Then she can work with her idea and let it develop in peace.” Videos are more like visual mantras or a moving painting than stories with clear beginning and ending.