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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

The exhibition offers an overview of the best acrylic paintings that Kairo has made over a period of ten years.

As befits the oeuvre of a true practitioner of Naïve art, her works contain a Gauguin-like devotion to plant motifs, multicoloured patterns, skimpily attired ladies and round nostrils. The Thumbelina-sized canvases of the earlier years start to grow audaciously larger to form a bright mosaic of all the beautiful and good but also of all the toil and hardships that Kairo has seen.The artist adds: “Painting helps me to digest my own thoughts and to find out the direction of the winds. I imagine the person full of power who I would like to be. I touch the non-existent and feed my melancholy although I desire to accomplish only good. Even when I act like a vandal. I call myself comfortably a Sunday painter despite the fact that unlike some others the everyday craziness has not allowed me to have seven Sundays in a week. I can’t wait for this to happen!”Throughout the exhibition, the artist will be painting a large-scale art work in the gallery.Kairo (Kairi Kliimand, b 1986) is a self-taught street artist from Tartu. Her works mainly adorn the power boxes and walls of the Supilinn suburb but she has also constantly painted on canvas. This is her first gallery exhibition in Tartu.

Gallery name: Tartu Art House

Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Open: 15.11.2019 - 15.12.2019