Leena Mertanen (b. 1986, Finland) is a multidisciplinary artist who examines ethics, culture, sexual roles and what it is to be in her distinctive self-portraits that often are seemingly without the context of time. She uses herself as a model in the absurd, dark, humorist, emotional works making personal universal, combining often unexpected technical elements and purist experimental approach to modern photography. Drawing inspiration from all kinds of cultural history including fashion, music, films and literature, her visual style is filled with popular cultural references and intellectual psychological analysis on the human condition. She lives and works in Finland.
Gallery Rosso Cinabro (Rome, Italy)