Kristiina Lahde is an artist from Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1999 and was nominated for the Sobey Art Award Longlist 2013. She works with ordinary objects to reinvent new systems, compositions, realities. Her work is represented by MKG127, Toronto.
In my practice I alter and re-format familiar objects and materials. I select materials that are often disused or are rapidly approaching obsolescence. I alter these materials through a precise process of geometric re-organization, in which measurement and pattern play a significant role. I am drawn to materials that carry or contain information, materials of administration or tools for measurement. These common materials include envelopes, newspapers, telephone books and measuring tapes. I seek out an internal logic of things and this leads me to subjectively shift, expand, invert or simply transform the materials.
Text and images © Kristiina Lahde