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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

A Weird Bird
Jaan Elken A Weird Bird 1991. oil on canvas 50 x 65 cm (framed) price 2 100
Hluhluwe I
Jaan Elken Hluhluwe I 2018. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 5 000
Lendab üle / Flying Over
Jaan Elken Lendab üle / Flying Over 2017. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 5 000
Lendab üle pimeduse
Jaan Elken Lendab üle pimeduse 2017. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 5 000
Rhythm and Blues I
Jaan Elken Rhythm and Blues I 2013. acrylic, collage, canvas 80 x 100 cm (not framed) price 1 500
Rose is a rose
Jaan Elken Rose is a rose 2005. Oil, acrylic,mixed media,canvas 80 x 100 cm (framed) price 1 800
Sa oled hakanud uskuma / You've Started To Believe
Jaan Elken Sa oled hakanud uskuma / You've Started To Believe 2016. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 5 000
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 5 000
Untitled II
Jaan Elken Untitled II 2015. mixed media, acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm (not framed) price 600
Valge linnamaastik / White Townscape
Jaan Elken Valge linnamaastik / White Townscape 2017-2018. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 4 500
Ülelend II / Overflight II
Jaan Elken Ülelend II / Overflight II 2017. acrylic, collage, canvas 135 x 150 cm (not framed) price 5 000
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