Regard d’artiste – Raija Jokinen
Exhibition & new Book
Château Trevarez, Saint Goazec, Finistére, FR
30.04 - 09.10.2022
Raija Jokinen, photo: Philippe Robin
Raija Jokinen creates her works with flax, a natural material used for thousands of years by human societies. However, instead of spinning and weaving the fibers like it’s traditionally done, she assembles them freely with a manner that resembles drawing and painting. After creating images with flax she stitch an extra layer of drawing with a sewing machine. It could be said that her technique is located to the meeting point of drawing, painting, sculpture, paper making and textiles.
Raija’s works look fragile, but the structure of flax is strong. Her works are often commented sensitive and revealing simultaneously the fragility and the strength of a human being and nature. Depicting human feelings, aims and desires they resonate with contemporary issues.
The exhibition belongs to the series of "Regard d’Artiste" organized by Chemins du Patrimoine de Finistrére since 2011 and presents new works and installations made especially for Domaine de Trévarez, Saint-Goazec. Exhibition spreads to the historical castle and its surrounding park and the stables providing also background information about Raija’s art in a form of 2 videos and a collection of former pieces. At the castle installations and recent creations are reflecting the human nature and history of the site. The works outside blend into the vegetation of the remarkable gardens with the ever-changing growth.
A book Regard d’artiste – Raija Jokinen
EPCC Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère - Domaine de Trévarez