story behind the exhibitions Every artist knows how much the material on which the work is created means to the experience of creation. It is a completely different feeling to paint on white fabric or on natural plywood already full of patterns and shapes. Plywood as a base material has been used in my paintings throughout my time as an artist. Although I have used it very sporadically, I can still call it my favorite material. I consciously stopped painting on canvas a few years ago when I started experimenting with the possibilities of fire and tree cooperation. Of course, these are not equal partners, and so the wood does not have the slightest chance against fire. As a cautious
”Metsikud” on hästi õnnestunud maal! Kiidan ennast liiga harva ja selleks siis täna teen seda Alustasin maaliks ettevalmistust detsembri alguses. Kaks ilusa mustriga suuremat vineeralust olid ootel ja nii otsustasin põletada need üheskoos. Karges külmas maakodus gaasipõletiga möllamine oli juba iseenesest müstiline kogemus. Olin juba põletameise protsessist alates väga põnevil ja ei jõudnud ära oodata maalimisega alustamist. Keskne figuurikoht oli kõiksuse poolt selgelt paika pandud ja sealt see siis algas...
I will talk a little about the painting called `In the woods.’ I used to make preparatory sketches before starting the paintings on the burnt plywood boards. I planned the compositions of the works quite precisely before starting to paint. However, I have always considered the process of painting itself as important as the end result. Surprises in the course of work are exactly what give things pleasure and excitement. While burning the wooden boards and planning the artworks, I found that the paintings had started to compose themselves. I don’t have to start ”from scratch” because the fire element has already firmly established itself on the plywood. In the painting `In the woods, the main composition, which has been