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J is for Joie

J is for Joie

‘Often my drawings are jokes only I can understand.’ – Marika Maijala Playful and hilarious are adjectives related to Marika Maijala’s work, because of its colors and childishness. But if you read the story “Rosie’s Journey”, you’ll understand that it’s all about the search of joy (joie f), as some kind of a goal, yet unreachable. The joy (Joie) is...

M is for Marika Maijala

M is for Marika Maijala

Photo: JENNIFER AHLAMAA, 2018   When composer Mark Inchoco met illustrator Marika Maijala in Paris, he was inspired enough to write “Fanfare for Marika” (2019), a piece for brass and percussion. I don’t wonder. Marika Maijala‘s artworks speak to us with a long-lost language of childhood. She has recently received the prestigious Finnish Rudolf Koivu...

T is for Taika-show

T is for Taika-show

I think the art is magical, and the magic lies in the fact that art can offer you a glimpse into other people’s universe. Taika-show (Taika means Magic in Finnish) is a self-created word Marika was using when we met in Paris. I found the word from my notebook weeks later and it got me thinking. There are...