Painting a picture is not an intellectual act but an intuitive function.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, before You is the 15th edition of Epifanio.
Latvian journalist Laura Brokane, who did an interview regarding my exhibition in Riga, mentioned, among other things, that Epifanio contains too little of the visual art compared to other cultural areas. I do not agree with her opinion. I always aim for balance between different art fields. But let there be a bit more of the visual arts this time, especially the king of all art – Noble Painting.
There are several paintings from the latvian painter Andris Vitolinši of the semi-constructed buildings from Riga - the projects that were abandoned due to economical crisis – that he calls "dream houses". A young Tallinn artist Kristi Kongi opens up to the readers about what lies beyond her coulourful space-inspired paintings. In his latest postcard from London, Harry Pye introduces the exhibition "Joffe et Pye", a cooperation with his soulmate Jasper Joffe, and his latest curation of "Four by Four (Part 2)". The latter representing the works in various techniques from Tom Pounder, Emma Coleman, Aleksandra Wojcik and Edward Todd, of which four critics, Sarah Thacker, Boyle N Shaw, Alex Chappel and Georgia Anderson, wrote 444 words each.
I have also added some new portraits from my latest exhibition "My Favourites" from Galery 21 in Riga: Daniil Kharms on the balcony of Dom Knigi bookstore in the 1930s St. Petersburg looking down on Nevsky Prospekt, the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer contemplating in front of his own building, Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janiero, and Alison Smithson, an architect from Britiain, who influenced pop art, standing on a wasteland.
Eve Arpo reflects on the nature of art and makes a valid conclusion that the artist is merely a Mediator Channel, not the Grand Master himself. Musical scientist Saale Kareda writes about an exhibition in Tallinn's lower lighthouse by jewellery artist group "Air Castle", and does so, through the prism of quantum physics and invisible art. Silver Soe and Vilen Künnapu have contributed a funky looking pineapple shaped hostel tower, designed to stand next to the Richard Meier's Contemporary Art Museum in Barcelona. Art and cinema patron, Indrek Kasela, shares his almost inexsistent movie collection and adds a wishlist for friends of movies he would like to own in the future. Russian writer for children and those with childish minds, a modern successor of Daniil Kharms, Artur Givargizov, tells of funny tales about kings and their close circles.
"When I remember or listen to a good story, I laugh at it, and then later, translate it into a painting. I do the same thing with dreams. I awake from a dream and begin to paint my story right away before I forget it... all my pictures are dreams," Jak Katarikawe, an Ugandan painter, once said.