Philatelious Monkeys

As a child, Petri Neuvonen collected stamps like so many other children. He took an artistic interest in them when he inherited his grandfather’s and aunt’s stamp collections.

The collages, made from stamps collected by three generations, deal with the depreciation of objects in relation to their sentimental value. The artists wanted to treat the stamp collections with respect and exhibit them in their own typical manner: as works of art. The project allowed the artists to go through emotions and memories via the collections left by their deceased relatives.