Ines Laukkanen 

Visual Artist

1993, Helsinki (FI)

Lives and works in Antwerp (BE)

The human figure is central in Ines Laukkanen’s work. Her paintings reflect on the human experience on a personal level through recurring themes such as belonging, vulnerability, nostalgia, intimacy and alienation. The figures in her paintings, who are people from her life, are always depicted as if they’re seen through the eyes of an outsider as their gaze is never fully directed to the viewer. This creates an uncanny tension between the spectator and the work.

She works with oil paint on canvas and aquarelle on paper, following classical ways of figurative painting with a contemporary approach. Inspired by the language of film, she aims to create film-still like images where the spectator has a nearly voyeuristic view of the subject. With great passion for the craft and a sensitivity to the materiality of paint, she experiments with the paint as a metaphor for the themes in her work.

Education 

2018 - 2019

Master of Research in Art & Design, St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp

2016 - 2017

Master of Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

2013 - 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Exhibitions 

Solo

2018

2018

2017

2016

Beneath the Surface, K41, Brussels

Detached, Loodwit Pop up, TOKO139, Antwerp

To Be 2017: Ines Laukkanen, Maagdenhuismuseum, Antwerp

Paintings by Ines Laukkanen, Kavka, Antwerp

Group

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2016

2014

De Blik / Le Regard / Der Blick / The Gaze, Morbee Gallery, curated by Daan Rau

Deep Time, WARP Sint-Niklaas, curated by Stef Van Bellingen

The Shape Shifts, Gallery Gallery, Antwerp

Sample(s), Sint Lucas Antwerpen

Velvet Ropes, Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp

Copycats, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Identity, K41, Brussels, curated by Krista Autio

Located, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Antwerp

Masters2017 , Campus Paardenmarkt, Antwerp

SAP - Sculpture and Painting, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Boogie Woogie Wonderland, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Plus één, Sint Lucas Antwerp

Group exhibition, Martin van Blerk Gallery, Antwerp

3! - Bachelor exhibition, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The Vitrine Project, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

I don't really have time for that, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Onderbroken Stad/Interrupted City, Stadsfeestzaal, Antwerp

Deuce, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Residencies

2019

WARP Sint-Niklaas

Publications

2019

The Likeness is Uncanny, a publication made on the occasion of MaNaMa, Sint Lucas

2019

The Shape Shifts, a collective publication of the participants of MaNaMa, Sint Lucas

2017

To Be 2017, catalogue

Artist Talks

2018

Artist talk with Krista Autio, K41, Brussels

Press

2019

2019

2019

2017

To Be 2017 Catalogue

Contact Me

0484416338

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