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Vello Vinn

Vello Vinn

Artist's country of origin: Estonia

Vello Vinn (born 1939 in Sõrve) studied glass art in the Estonian Academy of Arts from 1963 to 1968. Having graduated, he promptly ditched glass for print. His favourite techniques became etching and drypoint. Vinn is a member of the Estonian Artists´ Association (since 1970), artist grouping PARA (1989) and the Association of Estonian Printmakers.


The works of Vello Vinn form a noteworthy example of the oeuvre of an Estonian printmaker from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and they boast a holistic and emphatically unique image system. Vinn’s highly original visual world is grounded in his mastery of various printmaking techniques, delicate treatment of images and witty associations. The artist’s play with space and images, his ability to notice details and different levels of meaning offer the public unique viewing experiences. Besides playful images, his works present witty wordplay and warm absurd humour. Through original imagery, the artist has addressed all of the topical issues of his time, including global military conflicts, the environmental impact of a technology-centred world, and the estrangement accompanying urbanisation. He has done this through major philosophical generalisations which still ring true.


His work has been exhibited at several international triennales and biennales (the 9th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Prix d’Emona 1971; 36th International Venice Art Biennale’s satellite exhibition ‘Graphic Art of Today’ in 1972), as well as other solo and group exhibitions. His artworks belong to several important museum collections: the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn, the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the Ludwig-Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, the Norton and Nancy Dodge collection at the Zimmerli Art Museum, etc. He has been a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association since 1970 and an honorary member since 2013.


Source: Estonian Art Museum


Printmaking

Figurative figures I by Vello Vinn
Figurative figures I  
74 x 86 cm
€1690
Figurative figures II by Vello Vinn
Figurative figures II  
74 x 86 cm
€1690
Figurative figures III by Vello Vinn
Figurative figures III  
74 x 86 cm
€1690
Curator II by Vello Vinn
Curator II  
58 x 72.5 cm
€1380
Curator I by Vello Vinn
Curator I  
58 x 72.5 cm
€1380
The blink of an eye by Vello Vinn
The blink of an eye  
72.5 x 52 cm
€1380
The blink of an eye by Vello Vinn
The blink of an eye  
72.5 x 52 cm
€1380
Mask. Falling Leaf IV by Vello Vinn
Mask. Falling Leaf IV  
93 x 68 cm
€1850
Mask. Falling Leaf III by Vello Vinn
Mask. Falling Leaf III  
93 x 68 cm
€1850
Mask. Falling Leaf I by Vello Vinn
Mask. Falling Leaf I  
93 x 68 cm
€1850
Eyesight by Vello Vinn
Eyesight  
78 x 57.5 cm
€1380
Aliens by Vello Vinn
Aliens  
66.5 x 78 cm
€2150
Olnukad by Vello Vinn
Olnukad  
66.5 x 78 cm
€2150
Läinukad by Vello Vinn
Läinukad  
66.5 x 78 cm
€2150
Hüpe II by Vello Vinn
Hüpe II  
65.5 x 56.7 cm
€615
Over the fence by Vello Vinn
Over the fence  
51.3 x 81 cm
€1380
Must kolmnurk I by Vello Vinn
Must kolmnurk I  
59 x 47 cm
€1230
Must kolmnurk 2 by Vello Vinn
Must kolmnurk 2  
59.5 x 47 cm
€1230
Must kolmnurk 3 by Vello Vinn
Must kolmnurk 3  
59.5 x 49 cm
€1230
Arms III by Vello Vinn
Arms III  
43 x 34 cm
€1230
Ugri-Mugri I by Vello Vinn
Ugri-Mugri I  
59 x 40 cm
€920
Known even to unknown by Vello Vinn
Known even to unknown  
49.5 x 45.5 cm
€620
The fame of the famous by Vello Vinn
The fame of the famous  
49.5 x 45.4 cm
€620
Animal trees I by Vello Vinn
Animal trees I  
29.5 x 42 cm
€540
Animal trees II by Vello Vinn
Animal trees II  
29.5 x 42 cm
€540
Animal trees III by Vello Vinn
Animal trees III  
29.5 x 42 cm
€540
Nabavere by Vello Vinn
Nabavere  
53 x 53 cm
€1230
Tuhavere by Vello Vinn
Tuhavere  
53.5 x 53 cm
€1230

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