The painting here probably needs no explanation, because the visuals speak for themselves. Of course, Jaan Toomik is not an architecture painter, but he is interested in the person inside the building and the larger generalization.
As an artist, Jaan Toomik captures the moment in performances, videos and paintings. It's always a bit strange that as soon as Jaan Toomik turns on the camera, things that cannot be pre-ordered start happening in that exact place at that moment. The artist captures a unique moment, a moment that gives food for thought for a long time, but the next one is already gone.
Jaan Toomik studied painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts, although video art, which in turn is based on performance art and installation, brought him international fame from the 1990s. Toomik's video "Father and son" (1997) became a long time the calling card of Estonian contemporary art in the most ambitious international arena. In this way, dynamics and video-aesthetics can also be felt in Toomik's paintings - sometimes Toomik's paintings even seem to resemble a video frame that is about to change. The artist is not so much interested in the perfect painting of the motif as in capturing the situation on the canvas with the tools of painting.