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Jaan Elken

27.06.1954 Krasnojarski krais

Jaan Elken (b. 1954) graduated State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR as an architect in 1977. He taught painting in the same institution from 1988 to 1997 and became a professor at University of Tartu Department of Painting in 1997. He has been an emeritus at the University of Tartu since 2017. As a young artist, he got popular as a hyperrealist and later moved on to abstractionism, which shouldn’t be considered a radical change of direction, however. The absence of recurring “ingredients” is the recurring ingredient of the artist’s work, his travels on cityscapes and mnemonic maps focus on seizing fragments of texts and objects found from everyday experience, often through pain or irony. This might not be him aestheticizing the mundane, but neither is it anything less.
 

Artworks

Confucius: Life Is Really Simple, but We Insist on Making It Complicated III
Jaan Elken Confucius: Life Is Really Simple, but We Insist on Making It Complicated III 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
Cover
Jaan Elken Cover 2019-2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 160 x 200 cm (not framed) price 7 500
From Something to Nothing
Jaan Elken From Something to Nothing 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 4 500
Hluhluwe I
Jaan Elken Hluhluwe I 2018. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 5 000
Life Is Simple, but We Insist on Making It Complicated - Confucius. III
Jaan Elken Life Is Simple, but We Insist on Making It Complicated - Confucius. III 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
New York. New York!
Jaan Elken New York. New York! 2019-2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 4 500
Untitled I
Jaan Elken Untitled I 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 80 cm (not framed) price 1 900
Untitled II
Jaan Elken Untitled II 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 80 cm (not framed) price 1 900
Untitled III
Jaan Elken Untitled III 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 80 cm (not framed) price 1 800
North of the Border
Jaan Elken North of the Border 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
The Book
Jaan Elken The Book 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
Rose is a rose
Jaan Elken Rose is a rose 2005. Oil, acrylic,mixed media,canvas 80 x 100 cm (framed) price 1 800
Seinale kirjutatud IV / Writing On the Wall IV
Jaan Elken Seinale kirjutatud IV / Writing On the Wall IV 2017-2018. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 5 000
Süsi ja vikerkaar
Jaan Elken Süsi ja vikerkaar 2018. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 4 900
Future Influences the Present ... Friedrich Nietzsche
Jaan Elken Future Influences the Present ... Friedrich Nietzsche 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
Untitled II
Jaan Elken Untitled II 2015. mixed media, acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm (not framed) price 650
A View
Jaan Elken A View 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
White Desert VI
Jaan Elken White Desert VI 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 160 x 200 cm (not framed) price 7 500
Light
Jaan Elken Light 2019. Acrylic, collage, canvas 160 x 200 cm (not framed) price 7 500
Writing on the Wall XII / Manhattan
Jaan Elken Writing on the Wall XII / Manhattan 2019-2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 4 800
You Only Live Once
Jaan Elken You Only Live Once 2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
Your Time Is Limited, So Don't Waste It!
Jaan Elken Your Time Is Limited, So Don't Waste It! 2019-2020. Acrylic, collage, canvas 100 x 120 cm (not framed) price 3 000
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