RIOS Gallery
Exhibitions
 

THEMATIC PHOTOS
Improvisation

THEMATIC PHOTOS

SOUL

20.05.2014 - 20.06.2014

Tallinn, Kaarli pst. 8

The name of the exhibition is inspired by the exponents , to whom the art is a need, dictated by their soul, who have not studied it, are not professionals, but to whom life is unthinkable without creation.
Irina Velichko has felt the will to create suddenly, in the plane, four years ago, flying above Bosporus and Istanbul. She went to the studio of Natalja Litvinova and, although she hasn’t finished her studies yet, her works can alredy be found in private collections of Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and England.
Irina’s paintings attract by their courageous bright colours on the dark ground, visible under the energetic striping brush-strokes. This manner is striking, has immediate sensuous emotional effect.
Lia Arand was born in Georgia. She has always felt the attractive force of the art, but, having painted one or two pictures per year until 2011, works in full swing since then.
Her manner reminds the masters of the 17th century. It is careful, with fine light-and-shade transitions and the sonority of local colours. The treatment of light is romantic, it pours from above, giving the mysterious glow to the colours. The illusory effects also remind us of the old masters, for example, the finger, extending out of the space of the painting in the portrait of a boy.
The most surprising exponent is Svetlana Vetrova. She made dolls as a child already , using various natural materials – roots, flowers, vegetables. Later, being skilled in sewing, funny monkeys and other animals for her brother, arter years passed – for his and her own children. In 1996 she lost her job. Having been depressed for some time, she recalled her hobby and decided to put it to the test. She started with the animals and continued with the dolls of accentuated character, still ignoring the existence of such a genre as the author’s doll. The first exhibition of her collection of dolls was successful and encouraged her to go further. Having made dolls of textile for twelve years, she wanted to try out other materials. Now she creates the girls-teenagers of plastic, being interested in the inner world of her models. Svetlana has had numerous exhibitions in Estonia and in 2009 she was carried in the Great International Encyclopedia of Dolls.

Mai Levin