Katri Smitt Exhibition "Krigale-kurr"
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU CENTRE FOR ARTS GALLERY
Uppsala 10, I and II floor, Mon–Fri at 11–17
On 1 February 2021 the UT Centre for Arts gallery opens an exhibition of Katri Smitt's exquisite works of graphic art. The exhibition remains open until 26 March 2021.
In her miniature abstract image worlds, drawn with water colours and ink pen, randomness is combined with purpose, colour with line, and things very fast with those extremely slow.
"I like to think of Creation as of a game. A game that needs to be taken lightly and, at the same time, absolutely seriously. Because that's were the beauty of a game lies. If you play lightly in complete seriousness you lose yourself in a game and might just find your wings. Krigale-kurr* is what I call such a game of mine."
*"Krigale-kurr" is a flow of phonemes which meaning cannot be explained verbally. However, the entire exhibition can be taken as a visual explanation of what "Krigale-kurr" means.
Katri Smitt (born 1972) graduated Tallinn Art University as a graphic artist, and received her Art Teacher MA from the Estonian Academy of Art in 2012. Since then she has been working at the UT Viljandi Culture Academy as a lecturer in composition and drawing. In addition to graphic design, photography and media art she is drawn to creating children's books.