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Merike Estna at Karen Huber Gallery (Mexico City)

January 27, 2016

 

 

 

 

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The work of Merike Estna ranges between painting and performance, challenging the limits of the surface by using different types of supports which, as a whole, dabble in the field of installation.Through painting, Merike Estna explores its capacity by empowering of all kinds of surfaces and gives the public the sensation of becoming a part of the piece; offering an unusual lecture of this medium and proving that painting is anything but conventional. 

 

Estna uses every day objects as the substitute of a canvas, which implies giving painting itself, a body, shape, and the ability of movement. Through the alteration of the limited space meant for painting, she makes the spectator conscious about his/her own corporality in relation to the corporality of the pieces surrounding him.

 

From her beginnings as a grad student at the Academy of Arts in Estonia and in Goldsmith College, the work of the artist has fascinated and incorporated the public from numerous exhibitions in countries such as England, Estonia, Moscow, India and United States among others.Now it’s the turn for Mexico City, where the gallery Karen Huber opens its doors through their residency program, to show the work produced by Merike Estna during her stay there. “Domesticminecraft” is the name of the London resident’s first solo show in Latinamerica, curated by Octavio Avendaño Trujillo.

 

One of the interactions planned during Estna’s visit is a dinner party in which the guests will eat straight from ceramic dishes previously painted by her; that way painting should find a new environment and surface to live in, taking her concept about the non-traditional support to a different level and also, elevating the amount of interaction and intimacy between the public - commensals in this case- and the art work.

 

Opening will take place on Saturday January 30th at 12:00 h with permanence until February 29th.

 

This art show is an opportunity for those who enjoy exhibitions that go further that a visual experience and for the ones who look for stimulating and comforting.

 

 

El trabajo de Merike Estna oscila entre la pintura y el performance desafiando los límites del soporte al utilizar distintas superficies que a su vez, se adentran también en el campo de la instalación. A través de la pintura, Merike Estna explora su capacidad al apoderarse de todo tipo de superficies y dando al público la sensación de formar parte de la obra, ofreciendo una lectura fresca de este medio siendo todo menos convencional.

 

 Estna utiliza objetos cotidianos como sustituto del lienzo, cuestión que implica darle a la pintura misma, un cuerpo y una capacidad de desplazamiento o forma. A partir de la alteración del espacio delimitado para la pintura, se hace consciente al espectador acerca de su propia  corporalidad con respecto a la de las mismas piezas.

 

Desde sus inicios, al concluir sus estudios de pintura en la Academia de las Artes de Estonia y Goldsmith College, la obra de la artista ha fascinado e incorporado al público en numerosas exposiciones en países como Inglaterra, Estonia, Moscú, India y Estados Unidos entre otros.

 

Ahora es turno de la Ciudad de México, donde la Galería Karen Huber abre sus puertas mediante su programa de residencias, para exponer de la obra producida por Merike Estna durante su estancia. “Domesticminecraft” es el nombre de la primer muestra en Latinoamérica de la estonia residente de Londres, curada por Octavio Avendaño Trujillo.

Una de las interacciones que se planea durante la visita de Estna es una cena en la cual los invitados comerán sobre platos de cerámica pintados por la artista; de esta manera la pintura encontrará un nuevo entorno y medio en dónde vivir, llevando su concepto del soporte no tradicional a otro nivel y de igual manera, elevando la interacción e intimidad del público -comensal en este caso- con la pieza. 

 

La inauguración se llevará a cabo el día Sábado 30 de enero a las 12:00 hrs con permanencia hasta el 29 de febrero.

 

Ver el trabajo de Merike Estna es una oportunidad para quienes disfrutan de exposiciones que trascienden una experiencia visual y que al mismo tiempo buscan una estética estimulante y reconfortante.

 

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