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Haus Gallery 05.09.2019-03.10.2019

Toomas Kaasik

HIDDEN SIDE

A text about art often begins with the name of the author of the work, followed by sentences about his or her studies, experiences and achievements. A context is created, a box where further information about an exhibition or a piece of artwork could be placed. However, art does not want to stay in a box, but is rather longing to fly with the birds in the heavenly depths of the work.

Toomas Kaasik (1951) has taken nude, portrait and landscape photos, creatively combining different photographic techniques in his works, playing with large contrasts and editing options. He has been present at exhibitions both here and on the international arena since 1979. He is a member of Tallinn Photo Club, the creative association O and the Estonian Society of Photographic Art. His photos have been published in many publications, including the US magazine Aperture. In 1990, Kaasik received the annual Estonian Photo Award. We could go on, but then we would probably hear the artist saying: „That’s enough now, let the photos do the talking instead.“

In September, The Hidden Side, a retrospective of Toomas Kaasik’s older work, can be seen at Haus Gallery. Kaasik opens up one side of his work himself, and leaves the other for the viewer to interpret. Kaasik’s photos are hints rather than viewpoints, horizons rather than closed room. His poetic, at times dramatic, yet dreamily soft motifs feel like they have been created at the point of contact between thoughts and reality, in the creative space that each artist has. In the photos this point seems to be a real place, a place or figure in the world, yet it dissolves into a completely different world created by the artist. The photographs by Toomas Kaasik are like excerpts from dreams from the other side of the solar system, projections on the reflective surface of the world. This point is a movement through the multisphere layers of consciousness, where every previous thought has left its mark, both visible and invisible. The photographic solutions used by Kaasik are presented in layers: one surface covers the next, giving translucent results.

But isn’t it so that everything we consider to be something real is only the fruit of our imagination, an illustration of reality created by our own experience? And that is what Toomas Kaasik’s photos make one think about: the hidden side, perception and reality, photorealism and interpretation.

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Päev II
Toomas Kaasik
Päev II
1982. author technique 26 x 38 cm (framed)
price 300
Toomas Kaasik
"M" X
1993. author technique 20 x 27 cm (framed)
price 450
Päev III
Toomas Kaasik
Päev III
1982. author technique 26 x 38 cm (framed)
price 300
Päev I
Toomas Kaasik
Päev I
1982. author technique 16 x 23 cm (framed)
price 300
Linnud IV
Toomas Kaasik
Linnud IV
1991. author technique 20 x 27 cm (framed)
price 450
Maastik I
Toomas Kaasik
Maastik I
1998. km 15 x 38 cm (framed)
price 450
(sold)N XXII
Toomas Kaasik
N XXII
1989. km 25 x 38 cm (framed)
price 450
N XVII
Toomas Kaasik
N XVII
1991. coloured pencil, photo print km 29 x 20 cm (framed)
price 600
N IV
Toomas Kaasik
N IV
1991. coloured pencil, photo print km 25 x 38 cm (framed)
price 375
N I
Toomas Kaasik
N I
1987. km 18 x 24 cm (framed)
price 265
N III
Toomas Kaasik
N III
1987. km 18 x 24 cm (framed)
price 265
N II
Toomas Kaasik
N II
1989. coloured pencil, photo print km 21 x 30 cm (framed)
price 300
Toomas Kaasik
"M" VI
1982. author technique 25 x 38 cm (framed)
price 495
Toomas Kaasik
"M" VII
1982. author technique 25 x 38 cm (framed)
price 495
M VIII
Toomas Kaasik
M VIII
1982. author technique 25 x 38 cm (framed)
price 495
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XI
1982. author technique 29 x 19 cm (framed)
price 495
Toomas Kaasik
"M" V
1982. author technique 26 x 39 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"M" IX
1982. author technique 26 x 39 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"N" IV
1987. author technique 39 x 26 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"N" V
1987. author technique 39 x 26 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"N" VI
1987. author technique 39 x 26 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XIX
1987. author technique 29 x 20 cm (framed)
price 450
(sold)
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XX
1987. author technique 29 x 20 cm (framed)
price 450
(sold)
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XXV
1987. author technique 29 x 20 cm (framed)
price 450
(sold)
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XXI
1988. author technique 29 x 20 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XXVI
1987. author technique 19 x 29 cm (framed)
price 525
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XXVII
1987. author technique 19 x 29 cm (framed)
price 525
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XII
1988. author technique 30 x 22 cm (framed)
price 375
M II
Toomas Kaasik
M II
1988. author technique 26 x 39 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"M" XI
1988. author technique 20 x 29 cm (framed)
price 600
Toomas Kaasik
"M" XII
1988. author technique 20 x 29 cm (framed)
price 600
Toomas Kaasik
"M" XIII
1988. author technique 20 x 29 cm (framed)
price 600
Toomas Kaasik
"M" XIV
1988. author technique 20 x 29 cm (framed)
price 525
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XIV
1989. author technique 30 x 22 cm (framed)
price 375
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XV
1989. author technique 30 x 22 cm (framed)
price 375
N XVIII
Toomas Kaasik
N XVIII
1989. author technique 29 x 19 cm (framed)
price 495
Toomas Kaasik
"M" IV
1982. author technique 26 x 39 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"N" XXIV
1989. author technique 29 x 20 cm (framed)
price 450
Linnaseeria I
Toomas Kaasik
Linnaseeria I
1990. author technique 25 x 37 cm (framed)
price 600
Linnaseeria II
Toomas Kaasik
Linnaseeria II
1990. author technique 25 x 37 cm (framed)
price 600
(sold)Linnaseeria III
Toomas Kaasik
Linnaseeria III
1990. author technique 25 x 37 cm (framed)
price 600
Linnaseeria IV
Toomas Kaasik
Linnaseeria IV
1990. author technique 25 x 37 cm (framed)
price 600
Linnaseeria V
Toomas Kaasik
Linnaseeria V
1990. author technique 25 x 37 cm (framed)
price 600
M III
Toomas Kaasik
M III
1990. author technique 26 x 39 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"N" X
1990. author technique 30 x 22 cm (framed)
price 375
Linnud I
Toomas Kaasik
Linnud I
1991. author technique 20 x 27 cm (framed)
price 450
Linnud II
Toomas Kaasik
Linnud II
1991. author technique 20 x 27 cm (framed)
price 450
Linnud III
Toomas Kaasik
Linnud III
1991. author technique 20 x 27 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"U" I
2019. author technique 20 x 29 cm (framed)
price 450
Toomas Kaasik
"U" III
2019. author technique 19 x 29 cm (framed)
price 450