Ishmail Sandström

Ishmail Sandstroem from Sunnyside Queens New York presents his works in Helsinki Finland for the first time now. Ishmail Sandstroem LIGHTS UP exhibition is an ode to all things the algerian-swede artist loves: light, repetition and the everchanging (often subtle) nature of reality. Light creates life, repetition brings mercy, and nothing ever stays exactly the same. Ishmail Sandstroem says "I dont do art, i do stuff that makes me - and hopefully some others - happy". The crop of 2009 of Ishmail Sandstroem works is made up of LED lights, plexiglass, honewywax, recycled cardboard, and some ancient mechanic gadgets of pre-digitalian times (the 70s).

Petri Lehtinen, curator