NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

The exhibition contains portraits, figural and abstract compositions and landscape paintings from the last 35 years of the artist’s oeuvre. Their visual language brings together different artistic styles but Kurlenkov’s works clearly strive for generlisation, stylisation and abstraction. He depicts people, their troubles and emotions, talking about the eternal values and the creation of the world, about motherhood and childhood, about the soul of man and a struggle for harmony.

The author adds: “All artists have their sensibility of the world, a view of their surrounding reality, a subjective vision and their own symbolic and creative language. The creative process is a flow of feelings and emotions that can be expressed on the canvas in different colours. I humbly trust these feelings and attempt to use colours and harmony to express what is contained in them. This includes creative joy, sincerity and fresh natural energy.”

Gennadi Kurlenkov was born in 1954 in Belarus. He received his education from the Artistic Graphics Department of the Herzen Pedagogical Institute in St Petersburg. Since 1991, he is the director of the Narva Art School. He has had solo exhibitions in Narva, Ahtme, Sillamäe, Rakvere, Tallinn and Tartu. Kurlenkov’s works are included in private collections and museums in Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Finland, Germany, Sweden, France and USA.

Gallery name: Tartu Art House Small Hall

Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu

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

Open: 25.06.2021 - 25.07.2021