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The works exhibited at the exhibition continue the series of abstractions started by Klemmer in 2011. Most of the works in the opening exhibition have been completed in the autumn-winter of 2019. The works were previously planned to be exhibited in 2020, but due to the pandemic situation, the exhibition will take place a year late.

Veiko Klemmer: “On the one hand, the goal of creating the works has been the process itself. Specifically, experiments with energizing space and stimulating a sharp state of mind, where the image floats between the image and the imaginary image. On the other hand, they certainly contain some motifs and ideas floating in the zeitgeist. Nothing is born of emptiness. At the same time, there is no point in translating images into words for viewers in general, because abstractions can be given all kinds of meanings. It’s part of the magic of the free game of art, which fortunately requires more than traditions, a cow or a bank account. The works are presented without titles. If you want, you can touch them gently. ”

According to Klemmer, the aim of art is to study, feel, experiment, connect, amplify and express. Create something new, important and powerful. In Clemmer’s work, socially critical satire plays a fairly large role, which, according to the author, is a rather ineffective means of improving the world, but “at least shakes some nerve of figurative relevance”. In addition to satire, abstract form games also play an important role in Klemmer’s work, where the artist seeks “more material impressions of space and distance”. According to Klemmer, urban society and the cult of the screen are harassing, and the need for exotics of real textures and nuances is growing.

The exhibition is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.

The exhibitions at Draakon Gallery are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko AS.

Gallery name: Dragon gallery

Address: Pikk 18, Tallinn

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00

Open: 18.05.2021 - 05.06.2021