Inka Bell

VARIABLE I (Synchronicity)

Woodcut
32 x 56,5 cm
edition of 10
2015

VARIABLE XV (Synchronicity)

Woodcut
20 x 30 cm
edition of 9
2015

VARIABLE XVI (Synchronicity)

Woodcut
15,5 x 24 cm
edition of 11
2015

VARIABLE IX (Synchronicity)

Blind embossing
25 x 41 cm
edition of 12
2015

VARIABLE XIII (Synchronicity)

Stone lithography
74,5 x 102,5 cm
Edition of 10
2016

VARIABLE XIV (Synchronicity)

Screen print
76 x 112 cm
Edition of 7
2016

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I'm Inka Bell (née Järvinen), a Helsinki based printmaker, mostly working with screen printing.

My work usually draws from my observations about physical and abstract spaces. I have the urge to depict certain scenarios and states of being. I'm enchanted by the idea of how much can be expressed with how little. Often counter forces and their relation are present in my work.

I co-run an open screen printing studio, Kalasataman seripaja, in Helsinki. I was also one of the founding partners of the graphic design agency Tsto, established in 2010.

Currently exhibiting:
TypoCraftHelsinki, Lokal, Helsinki (Finland) 7.9–29.10.2017
TypoCraftHelsinkiKyotoDay, Sōnen-an, Kyoto (Japan) 29.9–9.10.2017

CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES

Inka Bell
+358 50 346 4822 (Finland)
inkajarvinen@gmail.com

Instagram: @inkabell

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • TypoCraft, group exhibition, Lokal, Helsinki (FI) & Sōnen-an, Kyoto (JP)
  • Synchronicity, solo exhibition, Sinne, Helsinki (FI)
  • Synchronicity II, solo exhibition, Limited Works, Copenhagen (DK)

2016

  • Illustrative 16, group exhibition, Direktorenhaus, Berlin (DE)

2015

  • Tori, group exhibition, Lokal, Helsinki (FI)

2013

  • Space(s) in Between, solo exhibition, Myymälä2, Helsinki (FI)

COLLECTIONS

  • Finnish State Art Deposit Collection, Frans Masereel Centrum Collection, Private Collections

SELECTED GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, NOMINATIONS & STIPENDS

2017

  • Grönqvistska Stiftelsen Stipend
  • Project grant from The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)

2015

  • Artist working grant from The Finnish Cultural Foundation (SKR)
  • Project grant from The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
  • Project grant from Grafia
  • Printmaking residency at Frans Masereel Centrum (BE)

2012

  • Project grant from Grafia

2011

  • Young Guns 9 award, Art Directors Club (US)

2010

  • Illustration Annual, Creative Review (UK)

2008

  • Illustration Award, SIlver, Best of the Year, Grafia (FI)
  • Young Creative, Best of the Year, Grafia (FI)
  • Wallpaper* Graduates Directory (UK)

2007

  • Young Creative, Best of the Year, Grafia (FI)

Portrait by Paavo Lehtonen