Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL
Laura Grimm makes sculptures that are strongly rooted in her background in fashion and textiles, namely the manufacture of clothing through pattern construction. These sculptures are mainly made out of cardboard or paper, sometimes in combination with textile and finished with resin. In addition to bare plates she uses cardboard boxes with pre-existing prints found on markets and in shops.
At the age of 17 Laura went to school to study fashion. An important part of any fashion education is the technical aspect, the construction of clothing. She quickly developed a fascination for the formal language of pattern construction; flat, fairly abstract surfaces fall into shape on the body. After one year she decided to leave fashion school and exchange design for visual art. In the following year she got admitted to the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam after which she completed the preparatory course, basic year and the Textile department over the course of five years. But the fascination for pattern construction that she had acquired during her time at fashion school has stood the test of time and continues to play an important role in her current practice.
Recently she has been busy creating foldable cardboard works that arise from the amalgamation of her background in fashion and textiles and her interest in sculpture. She takes the method of pattern cutting, which stems from the field of design and mass production, and uses it in various ways to create one of a kind autonomous sculptures.