Borders Within²


The painting installation deals with expectations and reality. The works got influenced by commercial advertisements and nature photographs that involve travelling and tourism. These images paint the viewer pictures of unimaginable fantasy lands that must get visited at least once in a lifetime. In real life, most of these amazing locations have been sacrificed to mass tourism. I present the topic through a personal experience of a trip to Iceland. The intuitive paintings symbolize fantasy while the harsh strict wooden legs show that they are just flat surfaces by allowing the viewer to see the back of the canvas. The whole series comprises eight sized square format paintings. of which seven stand on wooden framed legs. This got accompanied by a 14s video of the front of Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Thanks to Mihkel Ilus and Holger Loodus. Work creation is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.