The owls are not what they seem, 2018
Oil on canvas
The artist´s comment on the artwork: “In 2007, a huge conference was held in Tallinn to inaugurate the Invincible Estonia University and to receive David Lynch who was visiting the country. During the conference, Lynch, when asked by the president of Croatia about what was he doing here, responded: “I am bringing invincibility to Estonia”.
As the artist is a big fan of Lynchian movies, this happening provoked questions: What is the strange connection of the strict glass blocks and the unfinished sculptures and why do they always seem so distant in time, taking you along into the past?”
The artwork is participating in MyEstonia? competition
'My Estonia?' calls for reflections on Estonia through the eyes of foreigners. For some participants, Estonia might be a chapter of their lives, for others it may evoke more arbitrary associations or Malevich “Black Square” type of interpretations - all in all, the competition looks for a wide array of playful approaches.
A selection of works from the competition participated in ArtVilnius ´18 on 7-9 June 2018.
Online voting to identify the winner of the Public Choice Award took place at NOAR.eu art platform from 28 June until 12 July. See all participating artworks and the results of the competition HERE!
NB! As the purpose of the competition is not commercial, the participating artworks are not sold through NOAR. Nevertheless, prices are indicated as in case you would purchase any of the artworks, we are happy to put you in touch with the artist to agree on terms of purchase, delivery, etc.