Estonian art

A search for the lost works of Estonian artist Konrad Mägi

Enn Kunila, the owner of one of the finest art collections in Estonia, has initiated an extensive search campaign to find works by expressionist painter Konrad Mägi. Collaborating with the Estonian Television’s “Eyewitness” programme, Kunila is hoping to find works by Mägi (1878-1925) that are unknown to this day. Mägi painted 400 paintings …

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Marko Mäetamm: The future world will be led by creative superheroes

An artist is often less universal than a creative businessman, says Marko Mäetamm, an Estonian multimedia artist, who works within the mediums of video, drawing, and the internet.* Mäetamm studied graphic art at the Estonian Academy of Arts and also studied practicing print technologies at the Swedish Royal Art High …

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Two Estonian artists showcase their work in New York

Two Estonian artists, Diina Tamm and Valev Laube, will be presenting their work at a performance art show “Reflection Spectrum” in New York City. An interactive performance art project will be taking place at Anita’s Way, a permanent public plaza that accommodates artists and audiences in the centre of New …

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Mirjam Siim’s London debut: an international Estonian artist on the rise

Estonian contemporary artist Mirjam Siim’s solo exhibition, River of Life, opens in London on 18 July. It is her debut exhibition in Britain and follows her receiving first place in the Ashurst Prize for emerging artists. In her series of paintings and drawings, Siim alludes to the topographic river as …

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Kilometre of Sculpture in Rakvere – determined believers in art

Joosep Mihkelson talks to the organisers of Kilometre of Sculpture (kmS) – an Estonian art event that is determined to continue even as arts funding across the Baltic Sea region is cut at every corner. After spending the last few months moving between the occident and antipodes both physically and …

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Global Estonians: Meriliis Rinne – the artist who paints all her paintings as if they were her last

Meriliis Rinne, also known as Meru, is a London-based Estonian artist, whose motto in life is that nothing is more powerful than talented people doing what they love. In her opinion, talent can express in different ways and it is important that we are confident in ourselves and don’t let …

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“Ongoing/going on”: Estonian glass artists to showcase their works in St Petersburg

This summer, the visitors of the Museum of Glass Art on Yelagin Island in St Petersburg have the chance to see what is going on in the Estonian glass art scene. The pieces will show where and how Estonian glass artists have developed and what is the direction the young …

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Estonian artist Aapo Pukk recognised by the American Portrait Society

Estonian portrait artist Aapo Pukk has won the second Honour Award for his self-portrait at the competition of the Portrait Society of America (PSOA), held from 14-17 April in Washington, DC. Pukk’s self-portrait was selected to be among the ten best works from 2,439 submissions from all over the world. …

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