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Haus Gallery 17.08.2020-12.09.2020

Vano Allsalu

Of Nature

This is the artist in his well-known quality – Vano Allsalu’s work cannot leave anyone cold. The artist knows human nature. This is proven by his ability to find certain places in the viewer’s mind that generate unexpected, sometimes surprisingly intense feelings and vivid imageries.

The author observes his surroundings and recreates them as strongly subjective abstractions, keeping the focus on his own unique world of colour. Nature motifs and nature-derived impressions executed in that way have been a part of Allsalu’s work since its beginning – most extensively at the exhibition “Painting Is Landscape” at Tartu Art Museum in 2004. The artist’s creative style is powerfully expressive, abstract, yet occasionally playing with reality. He puts emphasis on the dialogue between the visual and the verbal – the inspiring symbiosis between colours, visual signs and cues or stories emerging from the titles.

The artist has said:

In my works, HORIZON as the organizing force of our world, which defines what is above and what is under, the earth and the sky, is often very present. Landscape as the acting ground for colours and forms. Archetypical motif, feeling grounded, accompanied by the excitement about not knowing what is behind the horizon.

Nature, for me as an artist, is not a glitzy postcard with a set composition, instead, it is mainly a process, an endless MYRIAD OF PROCESSES – growing and shrinking, blooming and yellowing, movement and equilibrium. The force majeure surrounding us, brutal and relentless urge to live and self-sustain, the simultanous vulnerability and hardiness of the organic world. Unending undulation and reappearance. Macrocosm that is always changing yet always moving towards its own core.

As an observer, I have been collecting impressions and feelings. Now, as these have transformed inside of me, I express them in the most subjective way, relating to my own desires, fears and imaginations. Nature then becomes something like a fountain or a mine to me, where to collect creative material that I can translate into the language of colour.

Vano Allsalu was born in 1967 in Tartu and has graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts as a painter (1991). The artist made his solo debut in 1984. Between 2011 and 2017, he was the assistant professor of painting at Estonian Academy of Arts, between 2013 and 2019, the president of Estonian Artists’ Association, and today, the association’s vice president. Vano Allsalu’s works have been acquired by Estonian Art Museum, Tartu Art Museum and several collections in Estonia, Europe and Australia.

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Pojeng ja lõvilõug / Peony and Snapdragon
Vano Allsalu
Pojeng ja lõvilõug / Peony and Snapdragon
2020. acrylics, canvas 50 x 50 cm (not framed)
price 900
Park. Päikeseloojang / Park. Sunset
Vano Allsalu
Park. Päikeseloojang / Park. Sunset
2020. acrylics, canvas 80 x 70 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Lilled I / Flowers I
Vano Allsalu
Lilled I / Flowers I
2020. acrylics, canvas 60 x 50 cm (not framed)
price 1 000
(sold)Kaotatud paradiis / Paradise Lost
Vano Allsalu
Kaotatud paradiis / Paradise Lost
2020. acrylic, canvas 80 x 90 cm (not framed)
price 1 500
Tuuline päev. Kassari / Windy Day. Kassari
Vano Allsalu
Tuuline päev. Kassari / Windy Day. Kassari
2020. acrylics, canvas 60 x 90 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Kaks pilve / Two Clouds
Vano Allsalu
Kaks pilve / Two Clouds
2020. acrylics, canvas 90 x 130 cm (not framed)
price 2 100
Tagurpidi taevas / Heaven, Upside Down
Vano Allsalu
Tagurpidi taevas / Heaven, Upside Down
2020. acrylics, canvas 80 x 90 cm (not framed)
price 1 500
Babe, You Turn Me On
Vano Allsalu
Babe, You Turn Me On
2020. acrylics, canvas 80 x 90 cm (not framed)
price 1 500
Vaikus enne tormi / Calm before the Storm
Vano Allsalu
Vaikus enne tormi / Calm before the Storm
2020. acrylics, canvas 80 x 90 cm (not framed)
price 1 500
Ich kann, weil ich will, was ich muss
Vano Allsalu
Ich kann, weil ich will, was ich muss
2017. acrylics, canvas 60 x 80 cm (not framed)
price 1 100
Kuu oli pärl / Moon was a Pearl
Vano Allsalu
Kuu oli pärl / Moon was a Pearl
2018. acrylics, canvas 70 x 80 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
(sold)Südaöine aed / Midnight Garden
Vano Allsalu
Südaöine aed / Midnight Garden
2020. acrylics, canvas 160 x 140 cm (not framed)
price 3 200
Kraater / Crater
Vano Allsalu
Kraater / Crater
2017. acrylics, canvas 85 x 100 cm (not framed)
price 1 800
Linnulennult II / Bird's-Eye View II
Vano Allsalu
Linnulennult II / Bird's-Eye View II
2018. acrylics, canvas 80 x 70 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
Linnulennult I / Bird's-Eye View I
Vano Allsalu
Linnulennult I / Bird's-Eye View I
2017. acrylics, canvas 80 x 70 cm (not framed)
price 1 300
(sold)Gaia
Vano Allsalu
Gaia
2018. acrylics, canvas 100 x 140 cm (not framed)
price 2 400
Lilled II / Flowers II
Vano Allsalu
Lilled II / Flowers II
2020. acrylics, canvas 65 x 54 cm (not framed)
price 1 100
Oaas / Oasis
Vano Allsalu
Oaas / Oasis
2020. acrylics, canvas 60 x 90 cm (not framed)
price 1 300