Ära (2020) is a painting series consisting of five 20x20cm paintings on canvas.
During the lockdown, our relationship with nature shifted. It wasn't available for us all the time, and spending time outside became a rarity.
This series focuses on viewing nature from afar. There is always a knowing, by memory and images, what nature looks like. We've seen it up close before. But after not seeing something for a while, the images in your head start melting together and become ambiguous. What's left, are the most subliminal shapes and lines.
While working on these paintings, I was looking into the idea of 'signs of life' like waves, movement and wood pattern. At the same time, I wanted to contrast the movement with the stillness of a horizontal line. This brings clarity, and divides the painting unnaturally, while trying to stress the idea of a landscape .
Exhibited at the solo show Vaid tean, et kus?kil kodu / I just know, somewhere? is home from 14/01/21 - 31/08/21 at Hestia Hotel Europa, Tallinn, Estonia.