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Inka Kivalo | In Duet 2
|Year||2021||Medium||Hand woven gobelin||Size||150 x 110 cm|
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Inka Kivalo (b. 1956) is a Finnish textile artist. She mainly works with jacquard weaving techniques to create painting-like wall tapestries that are windows into her colourful worlds. After her MA studies at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Kivalo went on to showcase her work both internationally and in Finland. Today, her work can be found in several art collections around the world. In 2000, Kivalo was nominated as the Finnish Textile Artist Of The Year. She has also designed textile prints, and has taught experimental handicrafts, jacquard weaving, basics of design, and environmental planning at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
”I became a textile artist, because textiles give colours a softer radiance, and make life more beautiful. Weaving is a practice that requires focus and patience, but it’s also about play and joy, as what’s most important is not the weaving itself but the vision. I am my own handwriting. I mirror myself, and that’s how I get into my work.”