Kalle Mustonen: Gnome King
See sculpture from a Finnish artist who reimagines modern culture in monumental and mythic terms.
5 July – 30 August
Open Friday – Sunday, 11am – 8pm
Blue Display Space 2 - Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
Kalle Mustonen’s work often plays with the idea of kitsch, bestowing mythic status on everyday objects. In doing so, he explores their underlying commonality with ancient monuments and places of worship.
In this exhibition, Mustonen showcases his intriguing large-scale wooden sculpture Gnome King, which visitors are invited to view inside a shed-like hideaway. The Gnome King is both based on a story from Finnish folklore and reminiscent of a certain variety of garden ornament.