NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

The exhibition brings together Benjamin Badock, a printmaker from Germany, and Kaido Ole, a painter from Estonia. In their work, they both create stylized scenerys and interiors which are often inhabited by more or less abstract figures. On Benjamin Badock’s relief prints we can see faceless portraits with only a few hints to their identity, proffession or age. Kaido Ole, though known for his anonymous gray “bubble-heads”, is himself inhabiting the imaginary spaces this time. At the Art Hall gallery the worlds of the two artists will meet and a whole new series of domestic stories about personal ambitions, dreams and failures is about to unravel.

Benjamin Badock (1974) is a printmaker living and working in Leipzig. Relief print is his medium of choice. His work is expending the field of printmaking by experimental and unconventional usage of classical printing technologies. He has studied at Braunschweig University of Art (2001-2009) and Estonian Academy of Arts (2005-2006). Recent exhibitions include: “Life is Live”, ITO-Raum, Stuttgart (2019), “…yellow and blue, that’s for you”, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Cologne (2018) and “Open Studio”, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2017).

Kaido Ole (1963) is an artist living and working in Tallinn. The core of his practice is conceptual painting. Ole’s theatrical and contradictual scenarios always combine various visual techniques from geometric abstraction to pop art and neo-realism. He studied design and painting at Estonian Academy of Arts (1982-1992) and worked at the academy first as a teacher and later as the Professor of the painting department (2003-2010). Recent exhibitions include: „Blind Date“, Triumf gallery, Moscow (2017), „Nogank Hoparniis“, Tallinn Art Hall (2016) and „New House“, Tartu Art Museum (2015).

Gallery name: Tallinn Art Hall

Address: Vabaduse väljak 8, Tallinn

Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Open: 19.11.2020 - 24.01.2021