The language of Gulk’s mostly black and white drawings is one of the most recognisable in Estonian art. His pictures are full of bizarre beings from other planets, animals acting like people and chance encounters from the artist’s everyday life. At the same time, the depicted situations and environments are never ordinary and the strange events are spiced up with good-natured humour.
Gulk himself has said that his direct inspiration does not come from dreams because they are too absurd and gloomy. Therefore he tries to depict optimism and cheerfulness and the surrealism in his works is actually based on a sharply wakeful consciousness.
During the exhibition a pocket book of Gulk’s oeuvre will be published.
Albert Gulk (born 17 February 1969) graduated in 1996 from the Painting Department of the University of Tartu. He is one of the founding members of the artist group Kursi School and has participated in exhibitions since 1988. In 2009, he was named the winner of the Ado Vabbe art award. The present overview is his first personal exhibition in the Tartu Art House.
Gallery name: Tartu Art House Small Hall
Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Open: 14.02.2019 - 10.03.2019