Angels of Muhu

The exhibition is based on Kadri Tüür’s storybook depicting Urmas Viik. The artist’s pictorial language is based on the rich ornamentation and color palette. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, March 9 at 5 pm in the gallery of Tampere House (Jaani 4, Tartu).

With this exhibition, Urmas Viik studies Estonian traditional culture and tries to find new interpretations of it.

Graphic artist Urmas Viik (born 1961) started as an artist in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He defied the prevailing traditions of Estonian graphic art and was considered a strong representative of the new generation. His large-format blue dry-needle graphic sheets became known in the Estonian art landscape. But already in the nineties, he also made several heels, which will remain with him in the future. “Muhu Inglid” follows the same direction as the 2015 exhibition “Folkpsühhedeeliagag” of the Tallinn Art Hall Gallery – it swings away from the mainstream of contemporary art and tries to breathe a little fresher air into an otherwise rather kitschy approach to folk art. “Angels of Muhu” consists of graphic stories and an installation of 80 dolls.