Real Fiction. My works are made on a zinc plate after initial small model (paper, cardboard, folio, ready made images etc). Alltogether there are 12 - 14 etchings on the plate (etching & aquatint). The prints are made from one plate using different colors and afterwards completed with hand-colored images (watercolor). Creating so called fiction and using contrasts and reflections, I try to symbolize the changes in today's world
Biography: Born 1949. Studied at Estonian Academy of Art, Tallinn. Began to exhibit in 1978. Member of the Estonian Artist's Union and of the Estonian Printmaker's Association. At present freelance artist in Tallinn. Solo exhibitions: 1987,1992,1998,1999,2003 Tallinn, Estonia; 1989 Moscow, Russia; Brandenburg, Germany; 1990 Hameenlinna, Finland; 1992 Lahti, Finland; 1993 Seinajoki, Finland; 1993,1995,1998 Memmingen, Germany; 1994 Helsinki, Finland; Turku, Finland; 1996 Tampere, Finland; 1998 Randers, Denmark; 2001 Riga, Latvia. International print exhibitions: 1997 Portland, USA; Edmonton, Canada; 2000,2003 Opole, Poland; Czczecin, Poland; 2001 Dzierzoniow; Poland; Graz, Austria; 2003 Bangkok, Thailand; Sapporo, Japan; Kyiv, Ukraine; 2004 Moscow, Russia; Leipzig, Germany; Krynica, Poland; Poznan, Poland; 2004,2005 Gy?r, Budapest, Hungary; 2005 Cremona, Italy. Annuals: 1997,1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2000,2001 Pisa, Italy Biennials: 1994,1996,1998,2002 Ourense, Spain; 1995 - 2003 Varna, Bulgaria; 1997 Ljubljana, Slovenia; 1997,1999,2001 Cluj, Romania; 2001 Trois-Rivieres, Canada; Taipei, Taiwan; Bhopal, India; 2002 Kaliningrad, Russia; Seoul, Korea; 2003 Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland; Beijing, China. Triennials: 1995 Lahti, Finland; 1995,2005 Tokyo, Japan; 1995,2001 Tallinn, Estonia; 1996 Jyvaskyla, Finland; 1996,1999,2002 Lodz, Poland; 1996,1998,2001 Vilnius, Lithuania; 1997 Osaka: Japan; 1997,1999,2003 Cairo, Egypt; 1997,2000 Cracow, Poland; Katowice, Poland; 1998,2000 Nuremberg, Germany; 1999 Fredrikstad, Norway; Biella, Italy; 1999,2002 Kochi, Japan; 2000,2003 Bitola, Macedonia; 2001 Sofia, Bulgaria; 2004 Oldenburg, Germany; Ufa, Russia. Festivals: 1998 Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2000 CheJu, Korea; 2002 ChangWon, Korea. International awards: 1994,1998 Honourable Mention - 3rd & 5th International Engraving Biennial, Ourense, Spain; 1995 Special Prize - 10th Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia; 1997 Special Prize - 9th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria; 1998 - Diploma - 3rd International Biennial of Small Form Graphics, Vilnius, Lithuania; 2000,2001 Diploma "Finalist" - 2nd & 3rd Minigraphic & Painting Worldwide Show "Pisa 2000" and "ITART 2001", Pisa, Italy; 2001 Diploma - 3rd International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria; 2001 Honorary Mention - 3rd International Miniprint Biennial, Cluj, Romania; 2003 Second Prize - 10th International Biennale of Small Forms & Ex-Libris, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland; 2003 Gold Prize - International Print Biennial in Beijing, China. National awards: Printmaker of Year 2001 - Annual Prize of Estonian Printmaking
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