Veiko Klemmer's personal exhibition “What You Can't Get for Money” will be open in Draakon gallery from Tuesday, May 18th, 2021. Exhibition will be open until June 5th, 2021.
Artworks of this exhibition serve to continue the series of abstractions that Klemmer started working with in 2011. Presently exhibited pieces have been completed during the autumn and winter of 2019. The exposition was initially planned to be exhibited in 2020, but due to the conditions of pandemic the exhibition takes place a year later.
Veiko Klemmer comments on his exhibition: „On one hand, the purpose of creating artwork has been mainly the process itself, particularly the experiments with adding tension to space and stimulating a sharpened state of mind where an artwork hovers between an image and imagination. On the other hand, there are definitely some motifs and ideas floating in zeitgeist recorded in the exhibited works. And yet, I guess there is no point in translating the pictures into words for the audience, since all sorts of meanings can be attributed to abstraction. This is a part of the liberating game of art – in order to take part in it, one needs something more than traditions, a cow or money. The artworks are presented without titles. If you wish you can touch them gently.“
According to the artist, the function of art is to explore, perceive, experiment, connect, amplify and express. To create something new, important and wholesome.
In Klemmer's artwork there is a considerably large amount of socio-critical satire – the artist says that even if this is quite an ineffective way to improve the world, it at least „scratches a certain nerve of metaphorical relevance“. Next to satire there are also abstract games of form where the artist searches for „more material impressions of expanse and distance“. He states that urban environment and screen cult have become oppressive, so there is the increasing need for real textures and the exotism of nuances.
Exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Exhibitions in Draakon gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.
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