Kaija Hinkula`s (b.1984) artistic work operates within the field of expanded painting, where colours, paint and compositions familiar from the tradition of painting combine with the methods of sculpture, and time and space arts. The limit between reality and fantasy are the starting points in the work on a spatial installation of painting where everyday elements assume new poses and positions. In its rich colours, the works`playfull geometrical shapes and compositions are accompanied by reflections on the society.
What if we would use our imagination more? Is it possible to think up new rules or to became free from the excisting ones? Is it possible to devise alternative endings?
“The painting and installations of Kaija Hinkula are contructed by compiling everyday industrial material and objects in vivid intense colors. The visual landscape, or perhaps a 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 out reality, and our perception of our society and how we operate in it.” – Power Ekroth