Erwin Laiho’s sculpture acquired by the Finnish National Gallery

Erwin Laiho’s work Crater Alpha, 2023 has been acquired by the Finnish National Gallery Kiasma as part of their permantent collection. The artwork premiered in the artist’s first solo exhibition Extra Terrestrial at Zetterberg Gallery in December 2023.

Erwin Laiho’s conceptual sculpting revolves around the interconnected ascent of materials from natural minerals to consumer and digital technology. The artist explores the complex ontological relationship between matter, time, and the development of the universe. By transfiguring functional, digital devices, he strips them “of their pristine state of consumerist desire and physical autonomy in order to reveal an immanent vitality of the raw materials.”

Read more about the exhibition here