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Ines
Laukkanen

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

Beneath the Surface, K41, Brussels

2018

Detached, Loodwit Pop up, TOKO139, Antwerp

2017

To Be 2017: Ines Laukkanen, Maagdenhuismuseum, Antwerp

2016

Paintings by Ines Laukkanen, Kavka, Antwerp


Group

2020

WeArtXL - The NordiK Government: Dis-Dancing, Vermeulen, Brussels

2020

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

2019

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

2019

The Shape Shifts, Gallery Gallery, Antwerp

2019

Sample(s), Sint Lucas Antwerpen

2019

Velvet Ropes, Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp

2018

Copycats, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

2017

Identity, K41, Brussels, curated by Krista Autio

2017

Located, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Antwerp

2017

Masters2017 , Campus Paardenmarkt, Antwerp

2017

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

2017

Boogie Woogie Wonderland, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

2017

Plus één, Sint Lucas Antwerp

2016

Group exhibition, Martin van Blerk Gallery, Antwerp

2016

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

2016

The Vitrine Project, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

2016

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

2016

Onderbroken Stad/Interrupted City, Stadsfeestzaal, Antwerp

2014

Deuce, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp


Grants

2020

Working grant - The Arts Promotion Centre Finland


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


Artist Collective

2020 -

The NordiK Government with Krista Autio, Elina Salminen, Maya Heiskanen and Laura Puska


Press

2019

De mysterieuze portretten van Ines Laukkanen, The Art Couch

2019

DEEP TIME, De Standaard

2019

Expo Deep Time bij WARP: met Roemeense en Finse EU-voorzitterschap als aanleiding, Het Laatste Nieuws

2017

To Be 2017 Catalogue

2017

Afgestudeerde kunstenaars exposeren op toplocaties, Het Laatste Nieuws