WHO AM I?

I am Sini Henttu, a Helsinki-based dreamer and an artist. Last year, 2019, I graduated as a Bachelor of Art and Design and continued studying in the Contemporary Design Master's program at Aalto University. I’ve studied at Aalto since 2015, exploring several materials but mostly focusing on glass and ceramics. In 2018 I studied glassblowing, media art and drawing at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. The exchange program in Japan was an important period for me as an artist and a maker, as I learned much about myself, my style and my own ways of working and creating.

Along with my work and studies, I'm also active in the electronic music scene, organizing events and performing as a VJ. I’m interested in bringing people together and setting up happenings, spaces and events, where people can experience joy, connect, and reflect their thoughts.

At the moment, I’m intrigued by the themes of the human body, humanity, the complexity of the human mind, mental disorders, sexuality and the clash between hopelessness and an overflowing desire to live. I find themes and ideas from my surroundings, conversations, relationships and my diaries and I often use them as a starting point for my artwork. In art I’m fascinated by how there are as many interpretations as there are viewers. I often use abstract visual language, that makes it possible for the audience to construct their own meanings freely, based on their experiences, feelings and situations. As an artist my ambition is to vomit my absorbing, complexed, but relatable insides for the audience to see, in a way that lets people reflect their lives and emotions.