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Laura Pehkonen

Laura Pehkonen (b.1985) is a Finnish visual artist living in Helsinki. She graduated as a ceramic artist from Aalto University in 2014. Pehkonen is currently working with ceramics, wood and mixed media paintings. Her works are unique abstract sculptures and paintings, that leave the viewer freedom to imagine and interpret.

“In my works, I am looking for contrasts, proportions, balance and the sense of presence. Regardless of materials or techniques, I am curious to do try-outs. Rather than repeating a single format, I provoke myself with several materials and techniques and study their dialogue in the works. But even I am introspective and playful, I am interested in pretty classic, timeless materials. I also have a need to leave a trace of process in my works, some kind of feeling of unfinished. Perfect imperfection.”

Pehkonen’s works are included in private collections and The Finnish State Art Deposit Collection (Finnish National Gallery). In recent years, her works have been on display in Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Peru.

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Photos: Hannakaisa Pekkala & Miikka Pirinen