Jaakko Leeve (b. 1982) is a Finnish artist working in the fields of contemporary art and design. He works mainly with sculptures and installations, but his works encompass a wide range of materials from glass to textile.
Jaakko’s approach to observe everyday life through his art is insightful. He combines conceptual meanings with high craftmanship skills – while you may also see references to pop-art, like in his work No Man´s Land (2017).
Jaakko holds a Master of Arts degree from Aalto University. His recognised Master’s thesis Sori Siitä (2018), a memorial for the consequences of environmental damage, in which context Leeve examined the relationship between public space and art.
After finishing his Bachelor’s studies at the Lahti Institute of Design in 2013 Jaakko wanted to deepen the societal dimension of his work and did his Master’s studies specializing in contemporary art at Aalto University Visual Culture and Contemporary Art Master’s program.
Jaakko has been exhibiting his works in recognized galleries and exhibitions in Finland as well as abroad. Making pieces also anonymously guerrilla style, Jaakko believes that art is at its best when it catches the audience by surprise, when you get struck by a thought or a feeling you did not expect.
Alongside his artistic practise, Jaakko Leeve fulfils his other passion in glass and design - stobe.fi