02.10. - 11.12.2021
Estonian artists will reveal the secrets of their muses - Tauno Kangro, Yury Khorev and Eduard Zentsik invite to the joint exhibition at the Art Gallery MuseumLV, Andreja Pumpura iela 2, LV – 1010, Riga
From October 2 there will be exhibition MŪZA/MUSE/МУЗА
— a unique cooperation of three famous Estonian artists Zentsik, Khorev and Kangro.
The MuseumLV Gallery
is an ideal place for the confessions
of artists, in whose works great attention is paid to the sources of their inspiration. The joint art project is already familiar to fans in Estonia, but it will be seen for the first time in Latvia. As always, it will be updated, and the audience will see the most recent art works.
The exhibition MŪZA/MUSE/МУЗА
will provide contemporary art lovers with a wide range of artistic pursuits. Eduard Zentsik
, who is familiar with his ease of existence in different styles and art directions, will offer to plunge into a series of magical portraits. Zentsik
does not hide the habitat of his muses - the magical land of Fairies and the dark nooks of mythical worlds. The works of different series evoke memories of classical modernity and the period of Pre-Raphaelites. Yury Khorev
, in turn, will tell the audience about the impressions and emotions of communicating with his muses. Airy forms, pure colors, sometimes the schematic nature of a large author's gesture allows you to feel the full strength of the character of the heroines. The women of Khorev
are not reduced to their physicality and beauty of lines - each of them has a personality, history and judgment about the world. The living legend Tauno Kangro
, developing the theme of lightness and heavenly origin of muses, will add volume with his works. The skill of the sculptor, giving flexibility and weightlessness to metal, for all its physical weight, can be compared with divine inspiration. The muses caught in the artwork of Kangro
seem to be frozen for the audience, so that they can see the most graceful details that give them inspiration.
At the same time, the current feminist agenda of our time can reproach the authors of the exhibition with its indignation at such attention to the female body. However, it is worth looking at the presented works, as any accusations will become untenable. In the works of artists there is no place for objectification of female physiology and predatory voluptuousness.
— it is an ode to admiration for their muses and recognition of their complicity in the art process.
— it is a trio of dissimilar, but balanced art soloists, whose "ensemble" was able to achieve absolute harmony.
The project of a unique cooperation of the sculptor Tauno Kangro and painters Yuri Khorev and Eduard Zentsik MŪZA/MUSE/МУЗА
will be available to the viewer until December 11.
Art critic: Mikhail Komashko
(born 1975) is a contemporary Estonian genre-busting artist. The main E.Zentsik’s art object is “playing the artist”. The fancied artist deconstructs the philistine notion of commitment to style: the selection of forms varies from the traditional pictorial art to the actionism. The Artist “zentsikizes” each style and trend. Eduard Zentsik presents to the viewer his own version of oscillation in the post-modernism era. With ease, he juggles with methods, habituates trends and adopts styles. Destruction, mixing and aligning of each guise – all this makes the Artist trans-universal.
The brand of “Unknown Artist Zentsik” is well known in his native region of the North-Eastern Estonia. The participant of a whole number of presentations, the facilitator of young artist exhibitions, populariser of the contemporary art process, a guest at any important event, a photographer, sculptor, an installation artist— all these make the Artist an easily recognizable figure in the local environment. Painter, photographer, graphic artist, designer, author of installations, performances and musical improvisations. Organizer of youth exhibitions and projects. For over years of creativity had more than a hundred personal exhibitions and took part in numerous joint projects. Participant and winner of international Photographic and Art competitions. Numerous works are in private collections around the world. Member of the Estonian Association of Artists.
(born 1956) is one of successfully working contemporary artists in Estonia, who has found his own place in the world of art in recent years. He has been residing in Estonia since 1957. Kohtla-Jarve School of Art and Moscow University of Arts (1985) have formed aesthetic views of Yury Khorev.
His works have been shown on annual exhibitions in Johvi branch of Estonian State Museum of Creative Arts since 1987 as well in group exhibitions in Norderhtadt (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Staffentorp (Sweden), Minsk (Belarus), New York (USA). Since 2014 - member of the board of the Association of Russian Artists of Estonia. In 2005 and 2019 Ida Virumaa Culture Prize Laureate. Many paintings are kept in private collections in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, the USA.
(born 1966) started his art studies in Kalju Reitel’s Sculpture Studio, has graduated Estonian Academy of Arts, sculpture department (1993) and is a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association since 1994. His creation may be found in many collections in Estonia, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, USA, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia, etc. Tauno’s works have been exhibited in more than 70 individual exhibitions all over the world, additionally in many joint exhibitions.
To the question „What motivates you?“ replies Tauno Kangro „I am motivated if I can create something that has bigger value than my current presence in this world.”
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