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Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen

Born in 1982, Helsinki, Finland

Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

Overview

Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen is a Finnish artist whose practice is a complex game of perception. His works reflect on the human impact on nature and reveal the existential anxiety over life, death and limits of scientific knowledge. Working in sculpture, installation and durational performance, Laakkonen utilises raw, natural materials, such as wood and fibres, and through most simplistic tools, such as needles, knives or axes, reinvents their essence. His practice contemplates the relationship b...Read more