About RYJ

100 artworks conceived and created by artist Kevin Abosch for the occasion of the 2022 edition of The Helsinki Festival. Working with data derived from thousands of traditional Finnish wall-hangings called ryijy (pronounced ree-yiu), and using machine-learning algorithms (artificial intelligence) to "train on" the data, the artist worked in a back and forth "feedback loop" with computer to present an emotional distillation of this culturally rich craft with an eye towards the future. A collection of these works will be available as NFT's August 2022.


Kevin Abosch

Kevin Abosch is a conceptual artist whose work challenges perceptions of identity and value by posing ontological questions and responding to sociological dilemmas. He works with both traditional and generative methods, including machine learning and blockchain technology. Abosch's work has been exhibited throughout the world, often in civic spaces, including The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, The National Museum of China, The National Gallery of Ireland, Jeu de Paume (Paris), The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Bogotá Museum of Modern Art, ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) and Francisco Carolinum Museum, Linz.

Official Website: Studio Kevin Abosch