Tarmo Roosimölder arrived at art at the beginning of the 1990ies in Tartu and also started immediate exhibiting. At the present Haus Galerii exhibition he is exposing as the counterpoise to the previous miniature graphics exposition his paintings that have been accomplished during the last half year. The artist is not voluble in his brilliantly elaborate works and as a rule he does not give titles to his exhibitions. „Vahe” (“The Distance”) is hereby an exception confirming the rule – a short word, which can be interpreted in the Estonian language in many ways, strikingly summarizes the themes of movement, journey and covering of distances that are being repeated on the paintings.
The nature as well as familiar and unknown places has from the beginning been the protagonist of the paintings by Tarmo Roosimölder. This might be caused by the author’s studies of geology and his numerous trips to the wilderness. The manner of depiction of landscapes shows clearly that Roosimölder sees the surroundings through the eyes of an explorer. On his paintings the nature’s principles are exactly where they are supposed to be – the light blue sky covers the majority of the picture surface and a winding road, shimmering sea surface or a rough cliff side form only a small part of the work. Clean air, space and static surroundings glowing above the landscapes infuse into the viewer peace and harmony, being kind of exotic foreign substances in the world overwhelmed by information and signs. Suggestive and poetic landscapes call upon absorption and pondering upon eternal topics.
Amidst the almighty nature man seems of the size of an ant, being just a particle of the all-embracing machinery. Small man lives on Roosimölder’s paintings his own life, carrying on his shoulders the heavy burden of responsibility. In the sequence of paintings one can follow man’s symbolic way through life – tiny creatures climbing upon a vertical mountain side and having reached the peak of the mountain the creatures stop for a moment, then move on and reach a superb strip of sand the both sides of which are surrounded by the sea and thereafter they descend to the lake in order to sit in peace and just fish.
One the paintings can be seen perpetual moving and striving towards something, but Roosimölder has stopped the time for a fraction of a moment. He is following the world from the distance, sitting as if on a high orbit and recording the things he is detecting as momentary fragments. Being an artist means for Roosimölder in the first range looking at things and situations under different angles and with a different eye. According to the exhibited works we may say for sure that the world, having been translated by Roosimölder into the language of painting, is beautiful, clean, deep and first of all humane.< back