Black and blue ink on watercolour paper
The printmaking shows the abstract office building, neutral in it's form, that corresponds to a Polish pre-war modernist architecture. The colours of the composition correspond to the Estonian flag, which makes a link between the totally new Polish city and seaport of Gdynia (so-called 'The City form the Sea'), which was established in the need of the newly gained independence by the Republic of Poland - and the country of Estonia, which cristallised after the I WW, and the history of which is still in front of us for insights. One thing admittedly in common between both the by-the-Baltic-Sea-city-of-Gdynia and Estonia is their 100 years of existence.
The artwork is participating in MyEstonia? competition
'My Estonia?' calls for reflections on Estonia through the eyes of foreigners. For some participants, Estonia might be a chapter of their lives, for others it may evoke more arbitrary associations or Malevich “Black Square” type of interpretations - all in all, the competition looks for a wide array of playful approaches.
A selection of works from the competition participated in ArtVilnius ´18 on 7-9 June 2018.
Online voting to identify the winner of the Public Choice Award took place at NOAR.eu art platform from 28 June until 12 July. See all participating artworks and the results of the competition HERE!
NB! As the purpose of the competition is not commercial, the participating artworks are not sold through NOAR. Nevertheless, prices are indicated as in case you would purchase any of the artworks, we are happy to put you in touch with the artist to agree on terms of purchase, delivery, etc.