Laura Konttinen

s. 1987, Säynätsalo
Visual Artist, Photographer
Residence: Helsinki

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Artist’s Statement

As an artist I allow myself to believe in the unbelievable. At times, I even fool myself on purpose. I seek alternative ways for things to exist. "What if" is often a beginning for a delicious thought pattern, which, acting as a compass, leads me to perfectly lifelike scenarios.

I work mainly with photography, collage and conceptual projects. The basis of my artistic process is often the acts of taking apart, reimagining and reconsctructing. I utilise memories, pasts and experiences as my building blocks, which I re-organise into alternative views - a collection of reality's twin sisters.
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Gallery 3H+K, Pori,
solo exhibition
31.5. - 19.6.2014

TAMK alumni and students,
Voipaala Art Centre
7.6. - 31.8.2014

Mikkeli Centre of Photography, Studio
Heirs of Time - photographs painted on water
solo exhibition
10.4. - 16.5.2014

Bio

Laura Konttinen (b. 1987 in Säynätsalo, Finland) works mainly with photography, collage and installation.

Konttinen graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2010, and has also studied Photography at Edinburgh College of Art.

Her work has recently been featured in solo exhibitions in Hippolyte Studio in 2014 and Unknown Cargo, Helsinki in 2013, as well as in group exhibitions at the Finnish Museum for Photography in 2012, Young Artists 2011 at Helsinki Kunsthalle and the Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands in 2011.

Konttinen currently lives and works in Helsinki.