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.