Riikka Aihinen: The Box and the Sea, tm•gallery 27.4.–15.5.2022

“You have to go inside in order to see outside.” This thought is the red thread in this exhibition. Idea for this exhibition began in 2017. It’s about a journey in my inner world. Thoughts have been brewing in my mind, refined, and finally concretized into images. It’s about communication and the desire to be seen internally by yourself and others.

During the process, I have been thinking about the impact of trauma on the experience of existence and about manners that are learned through trauma. The name of the exhibition “The Box and the Sea” refers to the limitation and infinity of mind. It describes flow of mind in a closed space as well as its capacity to travel towards infinity. There are two series in the limelight called The Walk and The box in this exhibition.

Riikka Aihinen

The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Gallery is open: Tue, Thu Fri 11-5pm, Wed 11-6pm, Sat 11-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
30.4. 11-3pm, 1.5. closed


Telakkakatu 12
Design District Illustration