Antti Laitinen, ‘Self-portrait in the Swamp’, 2002, Nettie Horn Gallery

About Antti Laitinen

Antti Laitinen’s works begin with a plan, but the final pieces are usually the result of circumstances and outcomes beyond his control. Laitinen, who has a background in photography and multimedia art, primarily stages performances that he then documents or records. Many of his projects involve open-ended, experimental, or durational activities; previous undertakings have included a photographic series produced while Laitinen lived in a forest without clothes, food, or water; rowing across bodies of water in various self-fashioned vessels; and drawings made by pressing his sweaty body on a surface. Disparate as his works are, they explore recurring themes of chance, endurance, communion with nature, absurd humor, and the passage of time.

Finnish, b. 1975

Fair History on Artsy

2014
Galerie Anhava at ARCO Madrid 2014