My artwork is compromised of critical views on social, political, and cultural issues. I also incorporate simple joys and light in everyday life. While I portray real plants and animals they represent actual events, public and/or social figures. I use my art as a medium of storytelling through traditional materials as graphite and pastel pencils on cotton paper.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around us, find beauty and acknowledge parts that we tend to turn a blind eye to.
I am an artist from Estonia. I grew up in a small village called Veskitaguse which stands in the midst of the thick forests and soft meadows.
Being a lucky person, I got a chance to travel around the world and learn a lot about different cultures, cities and meet the most wonderful people, here as well as on the other side of the ocean. I have seen and learned a lot about the life and the mind of the big cities, however, the bond the humans share with nature is what I consider to be the core of my works. Having grown in the countryside, I greatly value the concepts of freedom, sincere caring, purity and the unbending will.
As far as remember myself, I have always been drawing something. I draw everything I’m living through or wanted to experience, I draw what I dream about or what I’m so desperately missing. White surface and plain lines have an extraordinary power to enable the impossible into existence, and take the unconscious mind on a journey to the most mystical places, where no man has ever been before, and where the time does not matter.
The white surface is like an infinite freedom, in which the mind calms by expressing all the dreams, joys and sadness in a form of simple lines.
This is the art that supports me and grants me the ultimate power to live on. This is the art I always give a piece from my heart.
2005 Major in Product Design. Estonia Academy of Arts, Tallinn
2005 Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation. Visual Art internship program. East Hampton, NY, USA
2010 NOMA Nordic Multimedia Academy. Multimedia designer. Kolding, Denmark
ACHIEVEMENTS / EXHIBITIONS
2021 "From Nothing to All" Solo Exhibition. Bat 1 Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.
2021 Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, Best Cover ( Legacy in Action ) AD and illustration.
2021 “From Nothing to All” Solo Exhibition, The Art Incubator Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.
2020 Harcourt House Artist Run Centre Group Exhibition. Main Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.
2016 The Art World – The Art Registry World Finalist. International.
2016 ACA Shortlist. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
2015 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition selected Artist. Bradley, USA.
2014 Linus Galleries. Curator’s Choice for Slice Of Life. California, USA.
2012 Light Space and Time - Overall Winning Artists Category 5th Place.
Light Space and Time - Painting Winning Artists Category 5th Place.
2006 America Top 50 Artist New York State winner.