Finn Nielsen - Stone Mason
Finn Nielsen had a great respect for material in its raw form. He made this clear by allowing unpolished surfaces form the foundations for areas of processed stone in his sculptures.
Stone sculptures and water art
Artist: Finn Nielsen
A rustic dream
Finn Nielsens favourite material is granite, the rock that creates the foundations of the Nordic region, which he calls home. The inspiration for his sculptures is drawn from sources that include, the echoes of the bygone Viking Age, and the many forms taken by beach stones. These forms are assembled, stacked and processed, so that in his sculptures you can almost sense the gravity has been suspended. der i hans skulpturer fornemmes en ophævelse af tyngdekraften. We are left with what feels like a dream of paganism and primeval power.
- Bertel Engeltoft (Politikken (A major Danish Newspaper))
The material's raw form
Finn Nielsen had a great respect for material in its raw form. He made this clear by allowing unpolished surfaces form the foundations for areas of processed stone in his sculptures. His work can therefore simultaneously appear both polished and raw.
In many of his sculptures he creates holes in the stone, so viewers can look throught the rock itself.
Finn Nielsen (1948-2022) trained as a stonemason at Handbergs Stenhuggeri between 1962-66. During his atistic career he presented his work in both several curated exhibitions and a number of solo exhibitions. He undertook commissions for projects all around Denmark.
His work can also be seen at Lollands Stiftsmuseum in Maribo, the town of Skive in Jutland and Malmøs Art Museum.
Finn Nielsen was a member of the Colourists, the Association of Visual-Artists and the Danish Sculptors Society.
If you would like to see more…
You can find two sculptures by Finn Nielsen on Langeland; one is placed outside the Music School in Humble and the other is close to Bagenkop harbour.