A REUNION—RECYCLED ART BY AILI VINT

Aili Vint: Hello! I come from the middle of the last century (born in 1941) It is not just a saying that in your future you meet your past. — I still paint the Sea the old-fashioned way. Miles and miles of it, from the home shore to the horizon. But I'm doing digital collages right now. These are my old abstract gouache paintings (1962 - 1972) what now will transform into huge pieces as big as my oil marine paintings! 

Variety offers a lot of fun since Golden Sixties — CHEERFUL POP FOREVER! — Yes, I know now I can do anything better than me.—This is my work today, Just like tasting high quality old wine.


MAGICAL TOUCH OF THE SUN

…why I became an artist

— Because I promised! — I remember I was no longer a small child, when I suddenly found myself standing in front of a real, live Sea. The Sea was incredibly vast and open and the bluest of blue. Before the Sun went down I watched, mesmerized, as Sun picked sunset colors and started painting on the Sea. Suddenly the world became unbelievably colorful. Powerful glow of colors was in front of me and behind me, above me and below me; I even felt it under my feet. At that moment I was absolutely sure that no one painter could paint so…— ''When I grow up I will paint a Sun so, so red hot, that when you look at it, you will feel the heat from it and you'll be dripping with sweat!", I boasted to the other children.

 Now I am an artist and I will try to show you this glorious moment — my life’s first magical touch of the Sun I will never forget. Let*s my pictures speak for themselves.— Have a good sweat!

  

NB! 3-D digital collages projected on the whole room as large as the exhibition’s space allows, even on the ceiling and the floor. 

…SO SO RED HOT 2018

1. …SO SO RED HOT 2018   2018  3-D digital collage  projected on the whole room as large as the exhibition’s space allows, even on the ceiling and the floor. Compiled of original works by AILI VINT:

RED HOT SUN 1969 This original gouache painting, is 28 x 20 cm, but in this case the tiny gouache painting is as big as the sea, projected on the wall.

SUNSET FLASH  2011 The original: marine painting, oil on canvas is 110 x 191 cm, projected on the whole floor and you can walk on the Sea.

UNBEARABLE BEAUTY AND INEXPLICABLE PAIN  2018    

Aili Vint: When the Sun leaves, I sense both beauty and loss. I feel insignificance, sorrow, even inexplicable pain.Come back tomorrow! The Sun taught me to wait and forgiveness..

3. BEAUTY AND LOSS  2018  3-D digital collage, projected on the whole room as large as the exposure space allows, even on the ceiling. Compiled of original works by AILI VINT:

+ Detail of SUNSET 1969 Gouache painting, 75 x 63 cm  

+ SUNSET FLASH  2011  Oil on canvas, 110 x 191 cm  

+ SUNSET 1969 Gouache painting, 75 x 63 cm, Kumu art Museum

+ MOURNING 1970, Gouache painting, 75 x 63 cm  

THE SUN LEAVES 2018

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I will allow you to step into my "vault", where I have been saving the moods and whims of the sea.— my pop-art from 1962- 1972. They are my old abstract gouache paintings and sensual etchings, what now will transform into huge pieces as big as my oil marine paintings! In my installations they are like souls of the sea that hover above the seascapes, just like ghosts that may appear for a moment and disappear the next.


how to show the huge 3-D digital collages in an exhibition’s space 

In the middle of the hall there is a specially built dark camber. On the outer walls of the chamber the original paintings are hanging.

You step into your secretive world where you can experience your very personal mental universe for things like relaxation, revisit past memories, to work with your subconscious mind.

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THE SUN HAS LEFT 2018 

PRIME FORCE II  2018  digital collage compiled of original works by AILI VINT:

SEA UNDER THE DARK SKY, 1975, oil on canvas 92 x 115 cm  Kumu Art Musem

+ RAGE, 1970, acrylic painting 35 x 34 cm

+ MOURNING 1970, Gouache painting, 75 x 63 cm  

unforgettable story

I ASK FORGIVENESS  

For those of you who do not know, the sinking of the MS Estonia on September 28th 1994 claimed 852 lives and was one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century.

I will never forget the sea the day after the sinking of the "Estonia". We were at our summer home, electricity was not available, we did not know anything. When we went to the sea to see the storm, I could not understand what had happened to the sea. The sea was frenzied, desperately lost and confused. It was as if it was seeking something that can not be found, and thus anguished.  It alternately moaned and sighed. My sea seemed to me to be a never- seen muddy colour, with too sharp and carelessly drawn lines. It was deathly tired, but would not abate. It was not until just before sunset, when an enormous dark wall of clouds came and cast a heavy shadow over the sea like a blanket, that it calmed a bit.

In the evening, at a neighboring dairy farm where we went to get milk that we heard that the sea was writhing in the throes of asking forgiveness. It had taken into itself too many lives at once.

I was pained again a year later, riding to Pirita on the bus, when all of a sudden I heard an old woman sigh to herself, "I hate the sea." And I saw how she turned her back to the sea. But on this day the sea was so calm and placid. Beautiful and delicate. I got off the bus and asked forgiveness of the sea. 

By Aili Vint, translated  Evi Tarkus Vahtra



FAREWELL 2018 

Sun the Greatist Painter wants to give us a gift of an unforgettable picture before he has to leave. Its an elated moment - just like the protsess of creating when the creater of art shines like a speck of dust in the Sun.

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FAREWELL 2018

This is the memorial the sinking of the MS Estonia on September 28th 1994 claimed 852 lives and was one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. This digital installation is as large as the exhibitions space in the interior allows and it shows every years only one day - on September 28th