Tommaso Corvi-Mora is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Finnish artist Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, his third at the gallery.
There will be four works included in the current exhibition, made of fabric with a minimal armature to keep their shape. Each inside structure of the works is built differently, but their differences are not visible, they are hidden from view. The same material that forms the fabric was used to join the pieces of cloth, so there is no separation between the material and the joints.
These objects were designed to collect feathers but remain empty, unused. The implication is that feathers are so delicate that the gatherer will be destructive, no matter what their intention is.
Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen’s current exhibition was devised as a reflection on his previous two shows at the gallery. An important element for these new works is the notion of “one becoming many and many being one”, as the artist writes. At the same time there is an emphasis on process, on repetition and variation, on honesty to materials.
Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen was born in Helsinki in 1982 and lives between Finland and Sweden. He has exhibited extensively across Europe; recently he had a solo exhibition titled “Buoyancy” at Gasworks, London.