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Haus Gallery 05.12.2020

Jüri Mildeberg

"Rehepapp" AKA December

Original illustrations from the book "Rehepapp AKA November." 20 original works alongside a few tokens of fertility, protection, and whimsical magic will be displayed. The exhibition, open from December, is entitled as such taking inspiration from Andrus Kivirähk's creation - the book "Rehepapp AKA November."

Every Estonian has probably heard about or read Andrus Kivirähk’s novel “Rehepapp AKA November,” which was first published in 2000. For the publication’s 20th anniversary an illustrated version has just been launched. The book has been illustrated by local artist Jüri Mildeberg who has created pictures for numerous publications before and is known for his extraordinary characteristic style. The exhibition in Haus Gallery showcases the latest illustrations in all their glory.

Working on “Rehepapp” the artist noted that he could finally create all kinds of grimaces, as weird as he wanted. The vast arsenal of characters displayed on the gallery walls is truly worthy of a saga. It is as if every Estonian can recognize another Estonian and for outside viewers it becomes clearer how Estonians allow themselves to be depicted through a historical and literary prism.

The exhibition is displayed at the end of the year and during the month of Christmas festivities, and is entitled “Rehepapp AKA December” to paraphrase Kivirähk’s novel. All together 20 original illustrations and 9 others works by Jüri Mildeberg are brought to the public. These sculpturesque works of art made of wood and other combinations of materials have been created simultaneously with picturing “Rehepapp,” a bit before and a bit after. These depict objects of fertility, defense, and mischievous magic.

Jüri Mildeberg’s great fantasy and artistic skills are always enjoyable. His works offer humorous, light, and unpretentious insight into being human, but not only. His gallery of characters is very diverse where a seemingly simple man or woman figure intertwines with the characteristics of an animal, bird, fish, or some other friendly creature from the author's own mythological storyline.

Next to “Rehepapp” characters you can also find the infamous Imbi and Ärni from the exhibition display, although perhaps not like we are used to seeing them, their liveliness is uncanny. Among them is Läsna man from the same village Mildeberg has long since moved to. Side by side on the walls characters inspired from kitchen cutlery pose for visitors. The author has named this couple “Samal ajal härrastemajas I and II” (meanwhile in the manor house), and you are welcome to interpret their relationship according to your own fantasy. Mildeberg today at Haus Gallery is as Mildeberg always is, sharing his pure joy of being oneself with the viewers - the surprising figurative heroes and quirky inklings of their lives on display yet left open for everyone’s own enjoyment.


Piia Ausman
Haus Gallery curator

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Mumm
Jüri Mildeberg
Mumm
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Mardus
Jüri Mildeberg
Mardus
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Külmking
Jüri Mildeberg
Külmking
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Viruskundra
Jüri Mildeberg
Viruskundra
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Läsna mees
Jüri Mildeberg
Läsna mees
2020. Author's technique 39 x 28.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 500
Imbi
Jüri Mildeberg
Imbi
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Ärni
Jüri Mildeberg
Ärni
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Meanwhile in the Manor House I
Jüri Mildeberg
Meanwhile in the Manor House I
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Meanwhile in the Manor House II
Jüri Mildeberg
Meanwhile in the Manor House II
2020. Author's technique 45.5 x 23.5 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
(sold)Rehepapp AKA November I
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November I
2020. Ink drawing vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
(sold)Rehepapp AKA November II
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November II
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November III
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November III
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November IV
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November IV
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November V
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November V
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November VI
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November VI
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
(sold)Rehepapp AKA November VII
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November VII
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November VIII
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November VIII
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November IX
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November IX
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November X
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November X
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XI
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XI
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XII
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XII
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XIII
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XIII
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XIV
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XIV
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XV
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XV
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XVI
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XVI
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XVII
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XVII
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XVIII
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XVIII
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
Rehepapp AKA November XIX
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XIX
2020. vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320
(sold)Rehepapp AKA November XX
Jüri Mildeberg
Rehepapp AKA November XX
2020. Ink drawing vm 35.5 x 25.5 cm (framed)
price 320