Biography

Kim Simonsson biography

photo: Jefunne Gimpel

Born in Helsinki 1974 | Lives and works in Fiskars, Finland

 

Kim Simonsson deploys different techniques when manipulating the surfaces of his ceramic sculptures that portray denizens of parallel realities. He renews the traditions of ceramic art by combining the vocabulary of classic marble sculpting with computer games and other elements of popular culture.

 

Graduating as a ceramics major from the University of Arts and Design in 2000, Simonsson was chosen Finland’s Young Artist of the Year in 2004. He is an internationally active artist whose works are found in Finnish and foreign collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. 

 

Galerie Forsblom has been representing Kim Simonsson since 2015.