Tiina Raitanen (born 1983) is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki. Characteristic of Raitanen’s sculptures is that they consist of many parts and materials. She deals with questions such as observation, human traces, time, work and the existential struggle. While shaping her works Raitanen uses worn and faulty objects she has found from the urban environment. She examines them and works on the material by taking moulds, casting objects and rearranging their parts. Using her hands and body is an integral part of her creative artistic process. Materials, moulds and parts of the sculpture evolve slowly through different stages into an entity where they support each other both during the working process and in the final installation.
Tiina Raitanen graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. In 2018-2019, Raitanen took project studies in sculpture for professional artists at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Recently, Raitanen has shown her works in the Art Odyssey 2021 group exhibition at the Art Museum Gösta, Serlachius Museum in Mänttä and at the group exhibition of The Concrete Art Symposium in the culture Centre Poleeni in Pieksämäki 2021. Her previous solo exhibition Hard was at Sinne in Helsinki 2019. She has been working in several artists residencies abroad. Raitanen is a member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors.