Margus Tõnnov comments on his present exhibition: „Life offers us all kinds of flavours and some of them cannot be either described nor tasted. That is why I have attempted to express various experiences of flavour in my paintings. The taste of every painting will be for every viewer to decide by themselves as everyone senses various nuances of taste in a unique way. For me also clouds, cushions, rain, sadness or love have their specific flavour. I suggest to dedicate our full attention to a particular experience or event – then we can notice the unique flavour of coffee, music, or even love. And the sensation will be different every time.“
Margus Tõnnov (1966) has studied painting and monumental art in Tallinn Art University (now Estonian Academy of Arts) in 1987-1995. He has additionally studied monumental art in the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts (Kungliga Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm as well as graphic design. Tõnnov has worked for years as a designer and art director (1993-1996 in Tallinn Kaubamaja; 2012-2014 in advertisement agency IDEA). While being away from art scene for years, Tõnnov has been a freelance painter since 2014. Among other exhibitions, he has participated in the 2nd Annual Exhibition by Soros Center of Contemporary Art „Nonexistent Art“ (1994); during the past few years he has mainly held personal exhibitions for instance in Haapsalu City Gallery (2017), Karjamaa gallery (2017, 2018) and taken part in the 18th Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association „The Jubilee Spring“ (2018).
Gallery name: Dragon gallery
Address: Pikk 18, Tallinn
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Open: 05.08.2019 - 31.08.2019