The exhibition brings together Kadri’s graphic works and space installation, which reflect the new development projects of fast-growing cities. The works include powerful advertising of urban structures, packaged skeletons of houses, the mystique of urban space and utopia. The artist observes visual strata in brand new districts. In the light of the construction boom, the “quickly and more” mentality and the closest possible construction will be visible. Watching the still life and completion of the houses in progress, visuals have emerged that speak of amazement, emptiness, closure, repetition and silence. The presence of power and money, the ratios of power and performance, orderliness, uniformity and calculation also go unnoticed. The graphic pages are made in a mixed technique, mostly cyanotype, monotype and screen printing. From the two-dimensional works, volumetric objects have been brought back into the room, which speak of the visual beauty of the ongoing buildings and the foaming emptiness of new development projects.
Kadri Toom (b.1984) graduated from Tartu Art College with a painting department and the Estonian Academy of Arts with a graphic arts department. After her studies, she has participated in art residencies and several international art projects and workshops. In addition to Estonia, he has had solo exhibitions in Latvia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. The artist is fascinated by themes related to silence, emptiness and momentum. She mixes different techniques and materials in her work. In recent years, her work has focused on experimental graphics. Kadri Toom is a member of the Estonian Artists ‘Union and the Estonian Free Printmakers’ Association.
Gallery name: Estonian Print and Paper Museum
Address: Kastani 48f, Tartu
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Open: 03.03.2021 - 28.03.2021