Angela Soop: “Current exhibition serves as the first one from the cycle consisting of four parts. The cycle arises and changes according to the surrounding and inner state. The meanings of the words “war” and “peace” depend on the ways of interpretation and the context. While preparing for this exhibition I was unable to foresee the situation today. Concepts have become more reverse, yet the lights seem to have turned down a bit. Borders become vague, volumes coincide and transform. The exhibition is based on perceiving the states and observing various influencing factors. In one case the focus lies on status and the other case concentrates on activity.
Strong contrasts and soft lights, sharp corners and round reflections, great words or silence – the connection will be made in any case. While navigating inside oneself and solving the areas of conflict, it is possible to win time and space in order to survive. The exhibition is not a statement but an opportunity for being.”
Angela Soop (Kaili-Angela Konno) has graduated from the department of painting at Estonian Academy of Arts in 1999 and obtained MA degree in art education at Estonian Academy of Arts in 2018. She has been participating in exhibitions since 1997. Angela Soop teaches painting, drawing and composition in Kose Art School and is an art teacher in Kohila Manor School. Besides teaching Angela Soop is a practising artist in several fields, including drawing, painting, photography, site-specific installation and designing exhibitions and TV studios. In Estonian Public Broadcasting, Angela Soop has created designs for several TV programmes such as „Aktuaalne Kaamera“, „Välisilm“, „Terevisioon“, „Plekktrumm“ etc. She has been twice awarded with the Best Artist Prize by the Estonian Public Broadcasting. In 2015, the artist’s piece was selected among the outstanding works at the 5th Tallinn International Drawing Triennial „Black and White“. As an artist, Angela Soop has mainly used the means of painting and drawing. For years, she has recycled and interpreted various materials such as corroded metal plates, brushed wood and plywood plates, fabric and home textiles.
The artist expresses her gratitude to: Hans-Otto Ojaste, Maiu Mooses, ARS Art Factory, Vaba Lava, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Siim Soop, Lea Tammik, Ra Sun.
Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.
Gallery name: Hobusepea gallery
Address: Hobusepea 2, Tallinn
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Open: 24.09.2020 - 12.10.2020