Pärnu Linnagalerii Raekoda
Uus tn 4, Pärnu
“d(j)ubel 2” by Tiina Ojaste
Tiina Ojaste’s exhibition “d(j)ubel” is a continuation of the 60th anniversary exhibition “Tilemma”, which was held mostly behind closed doors due to the corona. Since no good party can be missed, this time the artist delights the audience with an exhibition that can be experienced with every sense we bring along.
“Uku Masing has said that an artist’s eyes are not free and will never be independent of their moods. An artist cannot be completely objective in depicting the momentary or the permanent. Art therefore always reflects reality in a slightly distorted and more playful way and adds its own visions and hesitations to the image.
Ojaste has been considered a representative of romantic realism. Just as Masing claims that no artist can be a realist because of their subjective position, Ojaste does not consciously try to be one. She has always been fascinated by mythology, history, and today’s world with its versatility and multi-layeredness – when dealing with these topics, she romanticizes both the fairy-tale world and reality in his paintings. In Ojaste’s work, reality mixes with dreaminess, and her art touches the boundaries between the existent and the non-existent, i.e. the imaginary.” Marian Grau
Ojaste has been active as an artist since the 1980s. The first encounters with art were in the field of leatherwork, and Ojaste has performed at numerous international leatherwork exhibitions. Ojaste found his way to painting in the 2000s. During this period, she experimented with both surrealism and impressionist art, as well as expressionist color under the influence of her teacher Lola Liivat. Many art writers have found the influence of Liivat in Ojaste’s works, and this is primarily because of the bold use of color.
The exhibition will remain open until November 4, 2023.
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