Saskia Epp Lõhmus Emerging artist
Saskia Epp (born 1997) is a young artist with a background in architecture. She obtained her master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2022, and also spent a year studying at Politecnico di Milano. Saskia has worked as an exhibition assistant at the Estonian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and at the DepA architecture office in Porto. She is a member of an architectural group called Kollektiiv and is one of the active founding members of a creative space named ÕU, which operates in Tallinn’s Old Town. In addition to her daily work as an architect, she has consistently engaged in other creative fields such as painting and graphic design, finding her participation as an artist in the audio play “Räägi mind magama” by Paide Theatre particularly captivating. In the autumn of 2022, her works could be seen in exhibitions titled “The Hole Fiddlers” at Garaaž 49 and Tartu Railway Station. Through peculiar archetypal beings and a personal language of symbols, Saskia explores the essence of being human and the processes of growth, delving into themes such as childhood memories, subconscious fears, sexuality, the need for intimacy, and the urge for discovery in her painting.