PAINTER AILI VINT (ne'e.SARV)  1941

  

  Aili Sarv  1945                                                  Aili Vint  2005  

HOW I DECIDED TO BECOME AN ARTIST

I was no longer a small child when I suddenly found myself standing in front of a real, live Sea. I remember the gentle breeze touching my hair and silky water caressed my feet. I watched them through the water and wondered how an artist might pain the translucency of the sea. It seemed so impossible. 
Aili Sarv (1945):  I am painting! - Yes, I will be an artist!
Painter Aili Vint:  I boasted to the other children. "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!," 
You see! When people ask me how long it took me to complete this or that sea painting, I am always tempted to answer: "A long, long time – since childhood, when I watched, open-mouthed, as the Sun picked sunset colors and started painting on the Sea.." 
 
THE STORY OF MY DESTINY 
When I was a child there was a seascape with gigantic wave, hanging on the wall by my bed. I remember how, at bed-time, instead of going to sleep, I roamed on crests of the waves and sometimes slid down to the trough. In that stormy sea I had my own place to crawl into when I felt sleepy, and so I often dozed off in the embrace of the silky wave.
The picture by my bed was a copy of The Ninth Wave (1850), by Ivan Aivazovski. And today, three of my seascapes are hanging in one room side by side with Ivan Aivazovski’s works at the Marine Art Museum in Otchakow, Ukraine.  
 Aili Vint: Can you imagine! Now our pictures even sleep together!

 

WORKS IN MUSEUMS    

Sadkow Museum of Marinists, Ochakow, Ukraina
Tretyakov’s Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Kumu Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS   

2016    "Caprices"  in Tartu Art House
2001     Gallery of Rakvere Museum, Rakvere
2001     Haus Gallery,Tallinn
2001      Olion gallery, Tallinn
1999     Gallery of Estonian House, New York, USA
1995     Kastellaani Maja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995     Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
1990    Järvenpää Cultural Centre, Järvenpää, Finland
1990     Oulu Cultural Centre, Oulu,  Finland
1988    The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1977, 1996    Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

 

AILI VINT 

Was born in 1941 in a tiny town of Rakvere, Estonia, Europe. 

 A far memory from childhood: During the hot summer days, in our dry and dusty hometown (of Rakvere), we used to play a game of bathing in the Sea. One of us would close her eyes and the other would lead her from warm sunlight into cool shadow. The one with the eyes closed had to sense the difference and quickly yell whether she was in the Sea or out of the Sea. 

1962-1967  Studied at Institute of Art, Tallinn, Estonia

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1964  Member of ANK’ 64, a creative group of students

1967 -present is married with painter and writer Toomas Vint

1970 -present  Freelance artist, a member of Estonian Artists' Association

 

PEDAGOGICAL ACTIVITY 

1991 - 1996   Estonian Academy of Arts lecturer, a creativity mentor

1996 - 2002  Estonian Business School creative training for top leaders   

1999 - 2006  Estonian Euro Management Institute,  creativity mentor   

Since 2012  TTÜ creative training for architects

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 Creativity mentor Aili Vint in creative training for top leaders from 1991Whatever your profession, switch on your creative light and you will see a genius! 

 

 The creative training  here: Eesti kunst, Aili Vint /ERR/ 1998 

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ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE BOOKS  

1. Aili Vint The Sea Book, published by Tulikiri,  Tallinn  2011  

1. Aili Vint The Sea Book, published by Tulikiri,  Tallinn  2011  

 2. Aili Vint  Like sun in the sky, published by Ilo Tallinn  2000

3.  Aili Vint Yellow in the blue like the sun in the sky,  published by Kunst, Tallinn  1980 

Come back tomorrow –we called out the Sun, when we were children. The Sun taught us to wait. 

 

 

SOME INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

1993    Osaka Painting Triennale, Japan

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 Aili Vint  Reflections, 1993, acrylic  (The Light, reflected on the color, is glowing from behind. The tilted board is pure white) , exhibited in Osaka Painting Triennale,93

 

1995    Osaka Sculpture Triennale , Japan

1994    Osaka Graphic Triennale, Japan    

1993    Substance — Unsubstance. The 1st annual exhibition of the Soros Foundation, Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia. Tallinn, Estonia
1988, 1991    Miniprint Triennial,  Chamalières France
1987    Art of Soviet Estonia, Moscow
1987    Rostock Painting Triennial, Germany
1984    Space and Form, Art Hall, Tallinn
1983, 1986   Riga Miniprint Triennial, Latvia
1981, 1987   Lodz Miniprint Triennial, Poland
1977   Szecin, Poznan, Warssavi (with Toomas Vint) Poland
1975, 1984   Baltic Painting Triennial, Vilnius,  Lithuania
1972, 1997   Cracow Graphic Art Biennial, Poland
1971, 1980, 1983, 1989, 1995   Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia

 

LATEST EXHIBITIONS

2017  MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia

2016  Caprices in Tartu Art House, Estonia

2016  Soviet Hippies are present at the exhibition: Peace and Love  

   Aili Vint Time-and-Space Specific Light Installations:The Sun sets and rises from the Tallinn Art Hall 3000 x 1400 x 900 cm

   Aili Vint Time-and-Space Specific Light Installations:The Sun sets and rises from the Tallinn Art Hall 3000 x 1400 x 900 cm

  Aili Vint Illustration from the book "Yellow in blue like the sun in the sky" 1979, gouache on paper,28 x 42 cm

  Aili Vint Illustration from the book "Yellow in blue like the sun in the sky" 1979, gouache on paper,28 x 42 cm

 

SOME CATALOGS FROM EXHIBITIONS

2010  POPKUNST FOREVER  Estonian Pop Art at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Kumu ART Museum     

2012  CHA Roads & Tracks Moscow International Art Salon, Russia

2013  The artists group  ANK' 64 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia

2013   The Desire for Freedom Art in Europe since 1945, 30th Council of Europe exhibition Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

Sea Under the Dark Sky  1975  oil on canvas  92 x 115 cm  Kumu Art Museum

Sea Under the Dark Sky  1975  oil on canvas  92 x 115 cm  Kumu Art Museum

2014-2015   Aili Vint's and Toomas Vint's  exhibition : Artist's Footprint .Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia

2016  Soviet Hippies are present at the exhibition: Peace and Love, London

 

INVITATION TO EXHIBITION: ARTIST'S FOOTPRINT

Together with Toomas Vint it was our intent to put the visitors, as they entered the Tallinn Art Hall, into the right frame of mind. For that we prepared a surprise for the people rushing in from the winter gloom. They could see The Sun rising in the display window, and upon entering, they were walking on grass and the scent of fresh-mow in hay tickled their noses.

 Aili Vint Time-and-Space Specific Light Installations:The Sun sets and rises from the Tallinn Art Hall 3000 x 1400 x 900 cm