I am an artist Aili Vint from Estonia, Europe. I come from the middle of the last century (born in 1941), but still paint the Sea the old-fashioned way. Miles and miles of it, from the home shore to the horizon.
I am the woman, who has hopelessly fallen in love the Sea. — How does one paint a portrait of ones secret love?
The Sea has 1001 faces. As I start seeing the details that fascinate me in a given mood of the Sea, they are gone in the next moment. The Sea has innumerable moods. Sometimes it’s a want on trickster, sometimes inhumanly cruel, sometimes just indifferent. This comes naturally to the Sea. Its magnificent indifference is something one should learn from. The Sea doesn’t care whom it takes and whom it leaves, whom it carries and whom it drowns.
The Sea just is! Even after the most ferocious storm it calms down. It’s gentle and tender again. Just like me! — I am the Sea!
The Sea is painting me.
HOW TO PAINT THE PORTRAIT OF THE SEA
My concept is now to create a perception of a new reality, one that is not actually real and not perceivable to the eye.
It is intended to be a story of the Sea as a living entity. I feel, therefore, that my three "genres" (marine paintings, gouache
paintings, digi-collages) should be displayed with equal emphasis. Then it will be possible to experience the exhibit like a story,
even a novel, which my pictures all together tell about unbearable powerful beauty of the nature.
Estonian Writer Jaan Kruusvall: The world that Aili Vint create while painting the Sea is fragile and elusive, easily vulnerable. Just like the rest of the world. Like the inner world of a person.
a true story: “Your picture saved my life, you know”
By Aili Vint, from The Seabook
One day, when I was painting stony and translucent water, I suddenly received shocking news that a young acquaintance of mine had taken her own life. While painting the picture, I remember wondering whether this profound angst I felt at the time would remain trapped in that picture.
Years later I received an answer. — A complete stranger came up to me, started scolding me for no longer painting the sea. Then she went on, searching for words: ”Your picture saved my life, you know…” She told me that she had wanted to end her life, to give herself to the sea. But a friend took her to the Kadriorg Art Museum to see one of my seascapes. The painting had mesmerized her, calling her back again and again. It offered her unaccountable consolation, until it finally calmed her down. This painting was The Stony Sea.
“YOUR PICTURE SAVED MY LIFE, YOU KNOW” 2019 Digital collage recycled of original works by AILI VINT:
STONY SEA 1976 Oil on canvas, 92 x 115 cm, Kumu Art Museum +
MOMENT 1970 Gouache 75 x 63 cm Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
Dear Visitor! A picture is like a flirtatious woman: “Look at meee, only me!” — You can see how much she enjoy your attention.
There are a lot of pictures in my website waiting for you., but I am asking you to root for the picture titled: “YOUR PICTURE SAVED MY LIFE, YOU KNOW” 2019. It would make this picture very happy, (and me) because this work could give me to opportunity to attend this year's Luxembourg Art Award!
If you look at the pictures in the order they are placed in my website, then you can see them, and “read” them, like a novel . A story that my pictures all together, jockeying with each other, wish to present to you. They tell stories of the Sea's sensuousness and emphasize its power and reckless moods – its tenderness.
Therefore, there is a subtle between my seascapes, my sensual abstracts, and depictions of the female form. Have you considered how similar the soul of the sea and that of a woman is? — When contemplating the sensuousness of nature as expressed in the Sea's psyche, one can see the invisible connection between nature and our senses.
HOW SIMILAR THE SOUL OF THE SEA AND THAT OF A WOMAN IS
… like silence after the storm
… and a new storm
… and quiet again
S O U L O F T H E S E A 2019:
Digital collage recycled of original works by AILI VINT
1. Silence after the storm
2. … and a new storm
3.. .. .and quiet again
This 3D digital collage could be designed on the whole room as large as the exhibition space allows, even on the ceiling and the
SEA & ME
THE PRIMEVAL CALL OF THE SEA: The Sea smiles from far off ...
AILI VINT: S E A & M E — T H E P R I M E V A L C A L L O F T H E S E A . The sea smiles from far off ... 2018
Digital collage, what combined from Aili Vint’s original paintings: (1962–2018) This 3D digital collage could be designed on the whole room as large as the exhibition space allows, even on the ceiling and the floor...
Variety offers fun. Now, in virtual reality I can do anything better than me. It's my passion today to be again in these Golden Sixties: — C H E E R F U L P O P F O R E V E R ! — It’s just like opening an old bottle of high quality wine.
Joy 1964 Gouache painting 75 x 63 cm Tartu Art Museum, Estonia