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EDITORIAL

EPIFANIO RECOMMENDS

INTERVIEW WITH FRENCH PAINTER MICHEL CASTAIGNET
August Künnapu

PAINTINGS OF LUDMILLA SIIM

INTERVIEW WITH ROSE WYLIE
Harry Pye

MY FRIEND LEMBIT
Vilem Künnapu

INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER KERSTI UIBO
Jürgen-Kristoffer Korstnik

A mural by Epifanio Monarrez in Chicago

TEAM

Nr 18 kaasEpifanio is already 15, but we have never had a special issue dedicated to painting. This mistake is now corrected, as the media of our cultural space only seldom presents so much good painting together.

It is customary in sporting news to ask the sportsman before and after the competition how he is feeling. In Epifanio, painters and other creators reply to the questions put to them by artists and writers who know them well about what they felt when they created their paintings, murals and other artworks, and what is the essence of the art of painting. The new issue offers interviews with painters from different generations and cultures, who all rely on their gut feeling while pursuing their work. Vilen Künnapu summarises his by now 42-year friendship with Lembit Sarapuu (90), a classic of Estonian painting with a totally singular brushwork. I conducted an interview with the French nomad artist Michel Castaignet (49), who has studios in Berlin, Champagne and Syracuse in Sicily. I also asked Ludmilla Siim (81, born in Almaty in Kazakhstan) a few questions. She innovated our painting in the 1970s, but left in 1977 for Helsinki, leaving her suggestive pop-style urban pictures for her student, painter Andres Tolts, to look after for nearly 30 years. Epi's London correspondent Harry Pye talked with Rose Wylie (86) who has caused quite a stir in the world only during the last two decades. Matilda Alliksaar put questions to our young painter Anna Kõuhkna (26), whose paintings focus on a woman's inner world and spiritual life. Many stories are illustrated by photographer Fred-Erik Kerner's portraits of the creators. >Writer Peeter Sauter examines a group exhibition at Türi Cultural Centre, titled "20.20. Apocalyptic Noah's Ark" through his personal prism.

August Künnapu

August Künnapu. Photo: Guoda Bardauskaite

We publish a mural by Epifanio Monarrez & co in Chicago. It was commissioned by the Chicago Public Art Group in order to celebrate and unite each spirit, diversity and history in the neighbourhood, at the same time enhancing their unity. Writer Andrei Ivanov sketches a portrait of the outsider-artist Oleg Mitassov, whose canvas was the town of Kharkiv. Jürgen-Kristoffer Korstnik interviews his former teacher, documentary-film maker Kersti Uibo (64), who uttered the golden words: "In order to paint, an artist simply paints. There is no need to interview her about her work. When visiting an art exhibition, I feel I am among friends, they are all close to me. A free creative current flows so very strongly,  that at an exhibition, even in a town, you can feel the power of Nature."

August Künnapu / editor

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