Landys Roimola

Visual artist | ENVIRONMENTAL  ART, SCULPTURES, ILLUSTRATION, INSTALLATION

Landys Roimola (1992, Bogota) creates socially committed art and sees the waste as an interesting material with a history. Waste is also a personal thing for everyone on different levels. With her art, Roimola transforms worthless and problematic waste into artwork that leads the audience to another world where the big pieces of art intimidate the observer. At the same time the sculptures are still relatable, strange and beautiful – like misunderstood creatures that have been pulled from another universe. Dominated by the material, and with some unexpected results along the way, the waste gets a new life in Roimola’s hands.

Landys’ art is based on observations and examination of materials, society, and challenges that the human-caused global warming brings. In her opinion, the role of an artist is to inspire and encourage people in the face of major global problems.

Floor Is Lava

Marimekko

Aquafobia

Gooo

Provinssi

Whale

Floor is Lava is a massive installation concept transforming both problematic trash into art and abstraction into understanding. Floor is Lava communicates climate change, mass extinction, and the burden of future uncertainty. It is the condensed form of all anxiety on the air. The work makes the abstract phenomenon visible, gives it a concrete form to stop at. Floor is Lava continues to grow as long as the destruction by humankind continues. The artwork is controversially sympathetic, weird, and beautiful. Like a creature from another world. In this case, the “other world” is our own, and the artwork forces us to witness its inevitable destruction or act on it.

2021 Mänttä Art Fair, invite exhibition “To Err is Human” curated by Anna Ruth, Finland
2021 Art video in collaboration with dancer Tiia Kasurinen and director Viivi Huuska. Still unpublished.
2021 Fotocentrum Raseborg, solo exhibition “Anthro-po-scene”, Finland
2019 In Situ Group exhibition, curated by Jukka Korkeila and Markus Karger, Germany
2018 Gallery Rankka, group exhibition “Pirstaloijat”, Helsinki

Medium: Plastic waste from strawberry fields, thrash metal, and wood from wastelands.

Finnish Cultural Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland have supported this series.
Floor is Lava won the Future Talent -prize in Vuoden Huiput Creative competition by Grafia in 2021.

Landys
Aquaphobia

Installation, 2m x 1m

Landys Roimola creates socially committed art and sees waste as an interesting material with a history. At the same time the sculptures are still relatable, strange and beautiful – like misunderstood creatures that have been pulled from another universe. 

 

Landys’ art is based on observations and examination of materials, society, and challenges that the human-caused global warming brings. In her opinion, the role of an artist is to inspire and encourage people in the face of major global problems.

Landys´ sculpture piece “Aquaphobia ” reflects her childhood fear of water. Most of us have some degree of fear when it comes to water, at least admiration for its power as water is the driving force of all nature. As the artist was adopted to Finland she was terrified of water and didn’t want to even take a bath as the water was so frightening to her. No one really knew why. Her relationship with water has developed Into friendship and love during the years, but the feelings of anxiety have left their mark on her.