Sunday, May 30, 2010

Matrjoshka factory


Most people say it reminds them of Pink Floyd. Well, music is always part of my painting process, so...
When i painted this (2008), i was deeply influenced by the works of both Neo Rauch and Julian Schnabel - two amongst my favorite painters.
Oil on canvas, 2008, ca 100x120

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Autopsy


Quite a violent painting, if you look. Man already stepped out against the Machine in 18. century (the luddites), when the first electricity-consuming textile machines came to be. Today antimodernism fiction and technophobia have made their home in popculture resulting in movies like The Terminator, Matrix etc. not to mention the fear of the upcoming year of 2000 when people waited the crash of computers and prepared for the doomsday.


My painting has compassion for the machines. As one can see some computers in the left side of the painting, still having little red and green lights shining, hinting a soul behind the metal chest, while the humanoids, painted in the same colour as the rest of materia, hinting a lifeless nonaware action.

untitled monster


This work is done way back and i got my first leather jacket in exchange for this. Created ca 1998, so 12 years ago, even before i went to artschool.

The Three Trolls II


Nothing much to comment on this on - it's an arch image of mine, straight from the subconcious.

Before i went into painting the faces, i studied the work of legendary caricaturist Herluf Bidstrup.


acrylic on canvas, 90x140 cm, 2009


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Demiurge


A painting inspired from the times of my philosophy studies, strongly connected with the rest of the myth, that i'm trying to put together.


Accordingly to the definition in the Platonic era (ca. 310-90BCE), the demiurge is the organizer of the universe, rather than the creator of the physical substratum.


On this one i'm trying to concentrate more on the creation rather than the creator itself. There is already a 'Demiurge II', which at the moment hangs in my Tallinn exhibition in Nord Gallery.


oli on canvas, ca 2007, ca 145x90 cm

Monday, May 24, 2010

Work for an auction


This is a work specially created for an upcoming auction, that will take place on the 27-th of may in Tartu's one of the finest restraunts. The works hanging in this restraunt have already got some media attention as some guests have found some of the works vulgar for an eating place (the topic of the auction is "Nude").

The painting is called "Coinfilcher" (2010, oil on canvas, ca 75x150 cm).

The first entry


So i'm creating this photoblog like do many other artists nowadays; among them several of my favorite ones. It's going to work as my homepage, so look out for paintings and other art soon to be displayed here.

It took about a year to actually go that far and do this blog as i am lazy and now i just promised my friends from Power Of Art camp, that i'll create one asap.


I hope it will become a place of friends/artists coming together, acknowledgeing each other and discussing art in it's variety.
This painting should give a slight idea of the work i'm doing. It's a fresh work, 2009 outcome, called "Unexpected meeting" (oil on canvas, size ca 100x120 cm). The idea came from my own experience as i roamed all kinds of places in my childhood, letting my imagination flow, as i played and it could easily happen, that you meet such a creature sitting on a treeroot, surrounded by miniature waterfalls and miniature forests.


cheers!