A day in the woods - Joakim Ojanen
AISHONANZUKA is please to announce a solo exhibition of Swedish artist Joakim Ojanen “A day in the woods”, which will be Ojanen’s first exhibition in Hong Kong Asia.
Joakim Ojanen (b. 1985 Västerås, Sweden) received his BA in 2012 from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and his MFA in 2014 from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Since then, he has exhibited widely from Stockholm to Los Angeles, Cologne and Paris, Edinburgh, Belgium and New York.
Ojanen's works feature a variety of unique characters. Many of the motifs are based on his home country and living environment where Ojanen grew up. At first glance, the artist's deep emotions and sensations are directly reflected in original expressions that seem innocent, such as raw textures and expressive characters that can be seen in sculptures and paintings, and unique color sense that puts them together.
In recent years, his expression has extended to include various materials such as bronze, glass as well as ceramics, and all works have been united into high-level expressions that emphasize the affinity between materials and expressions. Regardless of the material, Ojanen's advanced technology and creativity are clearly visible.
In this show, Ojanen will exhibit ceramic installations, paintings, and drawings. He focus on giant wooden sculptures with the theme of "wood" for the first time. In addition, there will be new edition sculptures that will be sold at the exhibition. This exhibition will be his first in Asia. Ojanen will be at the gallery on opening day February 15th, 2020.