Frans Masereel Centre is a place where national and international artists, researchers and graphic designers reside, meet and experiment.

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Residencies '19 - '20

Inka Järvinen

"My work usually draws from my observations about physical and abstract spaces. I have the urge to depict certain scenarios and states of being, and I invite the viewer to mirror his own feelings to them. I aim to expose the viewer to thoughts that he would not otherwise pay attention to. My work is influenced by science fiction, architecture and information graphics. My style is abstract minimalism and I'm enchanted by the idea of how much can be expressed with how little. Often counter forces and their relation are present at my work. This can also be seen when doing the piece itself, by combining new and old techniques, like computer based image and a traditional printing technique.

During my six weeks general residency at Frans Masereel Centrum I worked on one bigger project and several smaller ones. All the black and white works are part from a bigger series called 'Synchronicity'. 'Synchronicity' is the occurrence of two or more events that appear to be meaningfully related but not causally related. The concept of synchronicity was first defined by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, in the 1920s and stands for “meaningful coincidences”. The artworks are made with woodprint, serigraphy and blind embossing. The colourful works are studies on colours and forms either as single work or small series. All works are serigraphies."

General Residency
20.04.2015 - 29.05.2015


Box - Inka Järvinen

Synkro Muuttuja M - Inka Järvinen

Synkro Untitled I-III - Inka Järvinen

FramerI - Inka Järvinen

Wrapped I-III - Inka Järvinen

Basketball - Inka Järvinen

Synkro Muuttuja - Inka Järvinen

Synkro Muuttuja L - Inka Järvinen

Stacked I-III - Inka Järvinen

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