Based in: Germany
Media: Painting, Sculpture / Installation, Sound / Performance
Content: Abstract, Conceptual, Spiritual, Participatory
Mirka Raito (b.1975 in Helsinki) is in Hamburg based visual artist, working with painting, drawing and installation. She examines the possibilities of art to reflect the subconscious, mental images, and dreams. Her pictures illustrate how limitlessness the visual world of human mind is. The plain material in her mundane works on paper gives them an added immediacy and they seem to resemble thoughts rather than objects. Her intimate paintings with figurs, abstract- and organ elements are transmiting feeling of premonition, secret or flirt but also melancholy and danger. Continuity, family, kin and relationship are important themes in her work. Human beings carry past and future generation within themselves. In her work and in general in life are repeating, transforming and changing strategies for communicate and survival, or for becoming one with something greater. In addition to her visual works Mirka Raito also does performances with her JOKAklubi group.