Kaija Hinkula

Kaija Hinkula

Kaija Hinkula’s work consists of paintings and installations. In her work readymade objects mix with painted surfaces forming two- and three-dimensional, and spatial artworks within the context of expanded painting. She uses references to the modern world and contemporary events, creating visual connections, in which reality and fantasy meet. Hinkula’s symbolic use of everyday objects such as fire extinguishers and shopping carts transform themselves into colourful installations as a part of the world’s playground. A game, that can also turn absurd, is formed.

“The paintings and installations of Kaija Hinkula are constructed by compiling everyday industrial material and objects in vivid and intense colors. The visual landscape, or perhaps cityscape, she presents is surprising, joyous, and triggers our imagination. Experiencing Hinkula’s sculptural environment like spatial and temporal painting expands and challenges our perception of our regular environment while making us think about what structural globalization does to the individual. The work reflects on our reality, and our perception of our society and how we operate in it.”  Power Ekroth

Kaija Hinkula (1984) graduated as an artist in 2008 and gained her Master’s degree in fine and visual arts in 2021 from the Academy of Fine Arts (FI). Hinkula is interested in exploring the limits and the diversity of painting in its contemporary context. Her works are in the collections of the Finnish National Gallery and Oulu Art Museum.

 

Location

North Ostrobothnia

Born

1984

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Featured artwork

Kaija Hinkula, Fire Hose 50 BarInstallation, oil, spray, plastic tires, plastic tube, fire hose, carpet, fire estinguisher, size varies, 2021. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, Play II (Globe), detailKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Play II (Globe), detail, mdf, alkyd, plastic plant, 30 cm x 240 cm, 2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, Shaping PurpleKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Shaping Purple, alkyd, mdf, laser cut, 70 cm x 50 cm, 2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, View from the exhibition Fire Hose 50 Bar, Forum Box, 2021.Photo: Anna Autio

Kaija Hinkula, KummeliKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Kummeli, painted steel, public work, 340 cm x 100 cm, 2021. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, Noon PaintingOil on board, 50 cm x 40 cm, 2020. Photo: Kaija Hinkula

Kaija Hinkula, BuilderOil on board, plastic, height 120 cm, 2019. Photo: Kaija Hinkula

Kaija Hinkula, AceKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Ace, alkyd, mdf, laser cut, 120 cm x 80 cm, 2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, Play I (Tic Tac Toe)Kaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Play I (Tic Tac Toe), alkyd, mdf, ceramics, ladder, 140 cm x 205x205cm cm, 2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, Building up the ParadiseShopping trolley, plastic tubes, alkyd paint, 2021. Photo: Kaija Hinkula

Kaija Hinkula, Turquoise PaintingOil on board, 90 cm x 70cm, 2020. Photo: Kaija Hinkula

Kaija Hinkula, Fire Hose 50 BarInstallation view, Forum Box, 2021. Photo: Anna Autio

Curriculum Vitae

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