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Alice Kask Exhibit in Estonian Embassy in Helsinki

06.10.2010

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An exhibit of Alice Kask’s paintings will be opened in the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki on Thursday, 7 October.

Alice Kask has earned fame primarily as a painter, and she has been described as “gifted—the likes of which has not been seen in Estonian painting in ages, but was eagerly awaited” (Harry Liivrand).

The background for her incredibly detailed painted figures is a nondescript space devoid of any details. A pale light coming from outside the picture is fixated by the gravity-defying poses or everyday stillness of the anonymous bodies occupying the silent space. Alice Kask’s painting style differs from photorealism through its sketch-like quality and because it takes the everyday into spaces where it loses its connection to reality. She has also constantly created small-scale surreal drawings that differ stylistically in some respects from her paintings.

Alice Kask’s works can be seen in the Estonian Museum of Art, Tartu Art Museum, the art collection of the city of Tallinn, AS Eesti Kunstigalerii, the Newmünster Museum in germany, and in private collections in Estonia and abroad.

Painter Alice Kask was born in Tallinn in 1976. In 1999 she graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts, specialising in painting. In addition to numerous individual and group exhibits in Estonia, Alice Kask’s works have been displayed in Latvia, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Lithuania, France, the USA, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland.

In 2003 Alice Kask’s works were awarded the Konrad Mägi Award.

The exhibit will remain up until Christmas and you can visit it by registering beforehand with the embassy secretary by phone at +358 9 622 02 60 or by agreeing on a time with cultural counsellor Liisa Ojaveer.

Additional information about the exhibit:
Liisa Ojaveer
Cultural counsellor of the Estonian Embassy
Te: +358 9 622 02 60
Liisa.Ojaveer@mfa.ee

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