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ArtDepoo 28.10.2009-21.11.2009

Frank’s Tibet & Colon

Jasper Zoova, a popular young artist of today, has appeared to the art public and art institutions’  visual  field in the 1990s with pop-style paintings and video art,  in a new millennium he started with creating animations.

In ArtDepoo there are exhibited Jasper’s video “:”, fresh drawings and some motifs from recently published artist’s book “Multidreams”, which was described by art-critic Hanno Soans like this:

“And micro-utopias they are, often aiming to describe the parallel micro-universe of yin and yang banks, directors of universe, dwarfed dinosaurs or dragons of worldwide doctrines and intertwining systems of houses and bodies. The mixture of seemingly colliding symbolic systems are here continuously rebuilt by shifting angles of apprehension – logos and symbols turned topsy-turvy, acquiring animalistic features and blending into each other show no apparent contradictions between each other. As silhouettes of houses passing by turn into nervous heartbeat of an electrocardiogram ants playing with memory crystals form an instant pentagram. Multiple ways to satisfaction in “The Barricades of Love” in a way embrace the hedonism of endless speeches by the President of Parallel Euro giving birth to mountains of cake and candy. And the characters seem self-fulfilled, self-satisfactory exactly due to the ability of forming micro-universes around themselves instantly and with such an ease. Yes, each man is an island in Zoova's world!”

Art-critic Eha Komissarov has commented on Zoova’s drawings and animated films in the foreword of his artist’s book as follows:

The folklore created by Zoova is filled with landscapes and aliens that come from virtual reality. In Estonia the contacts with virtual reality started in the 1990s, when the tschnological development had already shaped it into what we know nowadays. It is a world full of gas where we overcome obstructions invisible to an eye, where every one can change the space coordinates according to their wishes and give life to the characters created artificially. The result of the lack of real, bodily contacts is the disappearance of the bodily; the beauty of the weightless and changing matter. In the chaos where space is marked by fragmented projections and galleries of mutants created artificially, playful and psychedelic features typical to post-modernism are magnified. The critics of virtual relaity claim the most dangerous phenomenon is he loss of ability to understand the couse-effect reaction. In virtual reality there is no loss and disaster, the game can just be restarted.

In Zoova’s concept a virtuality that keeps a low profile and avoids effects for the sake of commercial success is simulated. There are no superman at all and a superwoman flashes through the animation “The Barricades of Love” just once, but basically Zoova’s stories are vogue and absurd.

And adds:

“As animation “:” cassette seems to be quite brittle, but the drawings in the collection are one of the best. The boy on the scooter, who has het ready to the suicide, is associated with childish understanding of humanism and reminds you of soviet sad, overly poetic cartoons that managed to convince even the most hardened viewers about the good and unspoiled nature of the child.”

The exhibition is open to the public until Saturday,  21st of November.

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