This work has been created as a short story book. A book itself is a form of telling a story. It is an art form where finest drawings and paintings of an artist have been put together creating more than just one feeling. Every page turned gives a different sensation, a story or leads us from one event into another.
The idea of this particular story comes from the artist´s experiences of being in Estonia. “Travelling there always felt like being at home. Little moments, just like a photograph captured with photo camera, are memorized and put on paper using brushes and pencils and sometimes photographs, mixed to create that one memory of the event. We know how boring it is to watch your friend showing pictures on the phone about where he has been on a holiday and all you see is duck-faced selfies. But we have always liked to sneak into strangers' albums and lives to see what their lives are like,” explains the artist.
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.