Leena Mertanen (b. 1986, Finland) is a multidisciplinary artist who examines ethics, culture, sexual roles and what it is to be in her distinctive works that often lack the context of time. She uses analogue cameras in her more conceptual series and herself as a model in the absurd, dark, humorist, emotional self-portraits 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. Her works are in private collections worldwide. She lives and works in Finland.
Disruptive Canvas (Los Angeles, US)
Gallery Rosso Cinabro (Rome, Italy)
Gallery104 (New York, US)