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Margus Meinart’s portraits at the Tartu Art House

Tartu Art House

Margus Meinart. Self-portrait.

27 July / On Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 18.00 Art Society “Pallas” opens Margus Meinart’s portrait exhibition “In the Orchard”.

On Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 18.00 Art Society “Pallas” opens Margus Meinart’s portrait exhibition “In the Orchard” at the Tartu Art House monumental gallery.

The main element and foundation of Meinart’s paintings is colour. He uses it to characterise people, relatives, friends and acquaintances, people we know and who are unknown to us. Some of them have been captured in his portraits directly, others seem to have reached them through a twisting journey.

The exhibition is full of excitement because it mixes together different methods of expression: there is nuanced impressionism and audacious expressionism, bright pairings and tranquil relations, depending on the nature of the model or the artist’s relationship with them. Our closest companions – cat and dog – are also present.

Margus Meinart’s artistic range is broad: he has painted in provisional and fully fleshed-out manner, still-lives with and without flowers, landscapes and figural compositions but also a lot of abstract works. The portraits in his “orchard” have been completed over a long period with the earliest being made already in 2004.

The exhibition design and accompanying text are by Enn Lillemets.

The exhibition will remain open until 19 August.

Margus Meinart (b 1969) has studied in 1991–1996 in the Konrad Mägi Studio (Art Society “Pallas” Studio) and has also received a degree in furniture design and restoration from the Tartu Art College. His education in painting comes straight from “Pallas” art school: through Kaja Kärner, Heldur Viires and Lembit Saarts. He has had personal exhibitions in Estonia, Germany, Belgium and Norway and he is one of the most talented contemporary painters of traditional schooling.

Additional information:

Indrek Grigor
Tartu Art House gallerist
5559 1425

Tartu Art House (Vanemuise 26, Tartu, Estonia) is open Wed–Mon 12–18. Exhibitions are free of charge.
The exhibitions of the Tartu Art House are supported by the Tartu Town Government and the Cultural Capital of Estonia.

Last changed 01.08.2017