14th of June till 21st of June, Studio Asta Pulkkinen (Lukkarintie 11, Hollola kk) – from 11 am till 5 pm every day
The idea of the exhibition began in 2017, when Tica Sekine visited Finland for the first time. The deep blue of the lakes and the beauty of the depth of water impacted her to create images of prayers in her mind. The exhibition Blue / By The Water / Prayer has been inspired by finnish lakes and nature.
The exhibition is held in the courtyard of the Finnish painter Asta Pulkkinen. Pulkkinen’s perhaps most characteristic colour has also been blue. Pulkkinen’s studio is next to the Medieval Church of Hollola, which gives the exhibition a unique surroundings. The artwork will be displayed in an old granary.
Tica Sekine (b. 1975) is an artist and a producer based in Saitama, Japan. Sekine has studied in the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo and in Central Saint Martin’s College in London. Her artwork is lead by subconscious mind, aiming to expand one’s inner territory. Sekine has produced the Blue / By The Water / Prayer -exhibition.
Shin Tanaka is an artist and an illustrator. Tanaka was born in Osaka, Japan in 1979. He paints on canvas prepared with the sand from his homecity Akashi’s beach. Tanaka has published several children’s books, art books and poetry collections. In April 2018 his works were exhibited in Dubai.
Mayako Hakusui (b. 1981), the painter of Blue, lives in Onomichi, Japan. She studied in the Kanazawa College. Hakusui uses different kinds of materials such as paper, driftwood, clay and metal to diminish the border between painting and sculpting. The artist also creates brooches and masks.