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.

Synchronicity II exhibited at Limited Works, Copenhagen 28.4.-17.5.2017.

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.

CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES

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

Instagram: @inkabell

SELECTED GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2017

  • 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, Belgium

2012

  • Project grant from Grafia

2011

  • Young Guns 9 award, Art Directors Club (US)
  • Graphic Designer Of The Year, as part of Agent Pekka, Designers'11, Ornamo & Grafia (FI)

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)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Synchronicity, solo exhibiton, Sinne, Helsinki (FI)

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)

2012

  • Pekka Is Here, group exhibition, Guns & Butter, Amsterdam (NL)

2011

  • Pekka Of Finland, traveling group exhibition
  • She Creatives, group exhibition, Oslo (NO)

2009

  • Helsinki-Madrid Fin Design / Heads or Tails, group exhibition, Madrid (ES)
  • Heads or Tails, group exhibition, Helsinki (FI)

2008

  • Now Showing: Exploring the Lost “Art” of the Film Poster, group exhibition, London (UK) and Barcelona (ES)