Janette Holmström

Kaija Hinkula

 

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.

“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

 

Location

North Ostrobothnia

Born

1984

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Eye Exams (I-II)Kaija Hinkula, Eye Exams (I-II), alkyd, mdf, ceramics, polyester, 70 cm x 50 cm x 4 cm ,2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, Play (part of the serie)Kaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Play (part of the serie), alkyd, mdf, laser cut, 70 cm x 50 cm ,2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, PLAY, part of the serieKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, PLAY, part of the serie, alkyd, mdf, 120 cm x 80 cm ,2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

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

Kaija Hinkula, Play, studio viewKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Play, studio view, alkyd, mdf, ceramics, ladder, 140 cm x 205x205cm cm ,2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, PLAY, detail of an installationKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, PLAY, detail of an installation, alkyd, mdf, fabric, found objects, 0 cm x 0 cm ,2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

Kaija Hinkula, Two MoonsKaija Hinkula, Kaija Hinkula, Two Moons, printed fabric, installation, 160 cm x 160 cm ,Pori Biennale, Helsinki (FI) 2022. Photo: Kaija Hinkula.

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

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

Curriculum Vitae

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