In my work I am looking for contrasts, proportions, balance and presence.
Regardless of the material or technique, I am curious to do try-outs. Rather than repeating a single format, I provoke myself with several materials and techniques.
— Laura Pehkonen
Laura Pehkonen is a Finnish visual artist, born in northern Finland, now living and working in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Pehkonen graduated as a Master of Arts from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Applied Art and Design Master Program in 2014. After her graduation she has been working mainly with unique works in her own studio situated in a old rubber factory near Helsinki and doing different length residencies in Paris, Denmark, Peru and Iceland. Her works have been exhibited internationally and is in both private and public collections, including The Finnish State Art Deposit Collection / Finnish National Gallery.
In her ceramic works Pehkonen uses and combines versatile ceramic materials and techniques, such as different clay bodies, under glaze techniques, glazes, china painting and custom decals, to create abundant and variable outcomes. In addition to ceramics, Pehkonen works also with wood and mixed media paintings.