October 13 – February 2022
I am pleased to announce In My Garden, a solo show featuring the work of Mirja Ilkka. The exhibition will open on Wednesday on the 13th of October and be on display until February 2022. The exhibition features works that are unique and mostly egg oil tempera on canvas.
Born 1981 in Virrat, Finland.
Typically is that I end up painting dead insects on a window in Chamonix rather than Mont Blanc that I went to paint” Mirja Ilkka started painting with her Granny at a young age, with a passion for painting she graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Ilkka both utilizes the skill of classical painting and breaks its traditional boundaries with her subjects. Ilka’s subjects can be found in nature as well as in memories, and exploring the topic is central to the process.
” I paint until it feels something and then I stop. Painting is being on the way somewhere, watching, smelling, meeting people. Surprises. Always but never ready. If You are lucky, then sometimes you feel it’s enough.”
Detail of painting ”In My Garden” by Mirja Ilkka
In My Garden
Painting is like a garden. A lot of work. Most of the seeds are like ideas in your head. You must plan and think ahead of what you need to eat next winter. You take breaks, some friends passing by. Plants, lot of old stuff on its way to the compost, and then sometimes a rose shows up.
On the other hand garden is a metaphor for paradise. Heaven and hell. Smelling soil in your hands you are surrounded by the invisible. I’m interested in what new I can find from shades of this classic motif of art history.
Mirja Ilkka 4.10.2021
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Photos on display by Martin Sundström
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May 6 – October 6
At the heart of the hotel, we will create an ever changing space for art in close collaboration with leading curators. First up is Rehnsgatan3, an exhibition space producing artists projects. Rehnsgatan3 has curated a selection of artworks that respond to the context of the hotel. Artists include Jutta Koether, Mathieu Malouf, Diamond Stingily and Maggie Lee.
Founder of Rehnsgatan3 is Beata von Oelreich. With a background in theatre, she went on to curate a space for artist-lead projects that ranged from painting, sculpture to video and performance. Rehnsgatan3 was founded in 2015 and produces artist led projects that range from painting and sculpture to video and performance. Rehnsgatan3 is currently producing a record with the artist Emily Sundblad which will be released in the autumn 2021.
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Beata von Oelreich
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