Helmi omakuva! - exhibition and workshops 4.3.-8.3.2014
Almost every artist creates a serie of self-portraits in some point of their life. My moment came now.
All art pieces in the exhibition are made out of hama beads. I study my various sides and love towards colors and handcrafting. Many pieces are like canvases but the materiality of beads brings also sculptural multidimensionality.
Helmi omakuva! - exhibition is open Tue 4.3.- Sat 8.3.2014 in Ikuinen Galleria (Finlaysoninkuja 3, 33210 Tampere). Artist is having workshops, where you can get to know (or fall in love again) to the world of hama beads, on Friday 7.3. and Saturday 8.3. Material payment 2€ (cash).
Laura Lehtinen is a fine artist who studies in Tampere University of Applied Sciences and has also gained art education from Estonian Academy of Arts and Orivesi Institute.
Lehtinen has presented her works in several group exhibitions in addition to Finland f.ex. in South Korea and Estonia. She has also performed “Freya in Me” in Iceland. Lehtinen is working with several materials and medias in the fields of media art, sculpture and dance oriented performance.
At the moment Lehtinen is working her thesis with prison photography, in which she is discovering the presence of absence. She is participating through INTAC (International Art Collaborations) to group exhibitions in Canada, China and Slovakia during the year 2014.
Find out more about the artist and her works: lehtinenlaura.wordpress.co
Ikuinen Gallery is a contemporary art project space located in the old factory complex Finlayson in central Tampere. The gallery is run by a board of fine art students in Tampere UAS School of Art and Media as part of their study program. Ikuinen Gallery’s main focus is in presenting interesting and high quality student work as well as work of other adventurous artists.