Laura Laine, Subtle Bodies, 5-8 September 2019 – Brussels Gallery Weekend, opening: 5 September 6-9 pm
Exhibition — July, 17 2019
Laura Laine, Love Study, golden glass sculpture, 2019, unique piece, W 51cm x L 35cm x H 132cm,
Photo Ondřej Pomykal
Spazio Nobile is delighted to invite you to the vernissage of Finnish artist Laura Laine and her installation Subtle Bodies, on Thursday 5 September, 6-9pm, at the occasion of Brussels Gallery Weekend. The installation of 5 new golden glass sculptures will be running until 22 December 2019 within Season XII- The Finnish Season /Keep Your Garden Alive. You can download Brussels Gallery Weekend’s presentation here
The five golden glass sculptures made in Ajeto, Nový Bor (Czech Republic) by Laura Laine in collaboration with the two Czech glass masters Emil Kovac and Aleš Vacek explore on how memories of emotions, scents and other sense perceptions get trapped in objects and transform them. Similarly to a human body that can carry a physical and vibrational memory of past events, also objects can retain these energies. The molecular and energetic makeup of objects is slow and solid so they retain these charges for a longer time. The works display these charges as new organic forms that burst out of the shell of the white objects or have already created their own autonomous body.In the artist’s perception, the golden color both ennobles the object and emphasizes the sensuality of the shiny glass material. Also it both attracts the eye and breaks down the solidity of the form through reflecting light. It is a way for Laura Laine to enhance the color of materiality and immateriality. All five golden glass sculptures are unique pieces, made of hand blown glass, silvered inside, cold cut and assembled, signed by the artist.
Photo by Diana Luganski
Laura Laine (born 1983) is a Helsinki based visual artist and illustrator with her own distinct and recognizable style. Recently ranked by The Illustrator (ed. by Taschen) as one of the 100 best illustrators from around the world, she has also been working with glass since 2013 in Finland, Netherlands and Czech Republic. Her art works have been exhibited in Dubai, Tokyo, New York, the Netherlands, London, Los Angeles and Helsinki, among other locations. In her illustration work, she is particularly known for her surrealistic handdrawn female figures. Laine’s CV lists a great deal of work for international magazines and companies such as Vogue Japan, Vogue Italy, Vogue Germany, Givenchy, Elle, The New York Times, The Guardian, Harvey Nichols and Pantene. She is also collaborating frequently with Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio. She has received multiple awards for her work. Spazio Nobile represents her since 2019 and has recently shown her previous “Wet Collection” glass sculptures at Collectible, Vanderborght Building, Brussels in March 2019, at Institut finlandais, Paris (April-July 2019) and at Révélations Biennial in Paris in May 2019.