The Project Space: Dialogue. Mare Vint and Jaanus Samma

KUMU. Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Until 7 January 2017

Mare Vint, "Way to the Underground", 1978, lithograph, 1978, litografia © KUMU
The oeuvre of Mare Vint is rooted in the art of the late 1960s. Her drawings and graphic art depict combinations of natural motifs and architectural elements, park landscapes and garden views in a search for repetitions and regularities in the images. Jaanus Samma, who started his career as an artist in the second half of the 2000s, uses themes and strategies in his oeuvre which, at first glance, seem to be diametrically opposed to Mare Vint’s ideal landscapes, showing a completely different cultural layer of Soviet Estonia. On closer inspection, however, the oeuvres of the two authors contain similar elements and issues. Both base their creation in daily life, but approach it in ways that give shape to new realities.