Laila Svensgaard is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. Perception and the subjective experience of time and space are central concepts in her work. Inspired by ideas in philosophy and science her work often has a poetic and existential focal point. This is emphasized by her minimalistic approach to the subject and her use of materials.
She formally works with photography, drawing, text and sound. Repetition and the serial are recurrent themes in her work and work methods. Much of Svensgaard’s work grows from the interaction and discursive tension she notes between a concrete "real" an imaginary "unreal". Her work addresses this contemplative space which lies between the polarities of the physical and the ephemeral, body and mind, fact and fiction.