I love working with yarn and for years this was visible in my yearly knitting sprees during the cold winter season. In 2018 yarns started to turn into knots in my hands and my rya obsession was born.
My first rya motifs were imaginary plants. In the end of 2019 while working on my dance piece Keltanen I realised that I wanted my rya to create movement in the eyes of a spectator. I danced and from my moving I picked a movement and a feeling which I then made into a rya. The first rya born this way is titled "self portrait" and later it will be part of the performance Keltanen.
At the moment my main focus in rya is to study the intersection between a static rya and a moving body. I'm devoted to continua my research, making my dance and rya installations as well as making one of a kind dancing rya for my customers.
Soft art by Laura Nen is a place where I publish, share and sell my work as a rya maker. To follow more closely my rya making process follow soft_art_by_laura_nen in Instagram.
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Exhibitions & performances where my rya work has been present:
Kyykkijät in Poriginal gallery in Pori. Postponed from February 2021 to February 2022.
Keltanen (2020) at Titanik-gallery, Turku.
Kosminen salonki (2020) group show at Kosminen-gallery, Helsinki.
Urbanapa goes Ateneum (2018) in Ateneum museum, Helsinki.
WASTED-performance in Publics, Helsinki.