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“Relief paintings” by Siim-Tanel Annus at the Tbilisi History Museum

28.02.2014

On the occasion of celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia the exhibition “Relief paintings” by Estonian artist Siim-Tanel Annus was opened at the Tbilisi History Museum on February 24, 2014.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Tbilisi and with the support of Estonian public relations company Corpore.

Estonian artist Siim-Tanel Annus is a well-known graphic artist, painter and performance artist. In 1997 he represented Estonia at the 47thVenice International Art Exhibition in Italy. He has had around 60 solo exhibitions in Europe, USA and Asia and has participated in around 200 international art projects. The artist’s works can be found in Ludwig Museum Cologne in Germany, The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection Rutgers University New Jersey, U.S.A. and in national art museums in Estonia and Finland. His works are also featured in many private collections across the world.

At the Tbilisi exhibition the artist is showing relief paintings. He works as an alchemist and his creations are a mixture of various techniques and materials. The artist utilizes mixtures of sand, stone and glue, making 3-dimensional pictures. In the painting series Grapevine and Shells, the artist explores the fractal forms of the nature, searching for the original causes of life and being. In the painting series Prophets, Annus depicts the spiritual world of modern mankind with the surrounding teachers and unteachers, fortunetellers and witches. The central part of the exhibition is the painting series Cross, which presents countless lines and crosses, forming one big cross – the cross of the human kind. Perhaps the viewer will find his or her own small cross in there.

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