Maret Suurmets Kuura Exhibition "Flow of time"
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU CENTRE FOR ARTS GALLERY
Uppsala 10, I and II floor, Mon–Fri at 11–17
Opening on 18 November (without a public event). The exhibition remains open until 21 January 2021.
Maret Suurmets Kuura's exhibition "Flow of time" presents multifarious abstract paintings, bound together by formal principles of geometric abstractionism, and by representation of rhythmic flows of time.
"People are busy and always in haste in their pursuit for something better, more prosperous, for a more successful self. Always rushing to achieve anything and everything that putatively guarantees success and happiness. Around them time goes on – in its own pace, always forwards. Time does not care whether it's time to move more slowly or faster for anyone. It is a human business to fit into time – to find time to be, to notice and perceive, to recognise happiness that is already there, to appreciate one's close ones in the present, to flow smoothly with and in the rhythms of time."
The artist Maret Suurmets Kuura likes to paint with intense, bright and vivid colours. She loves to make her paints as if to come alive, form relationships, communicate and play with one another. "It's amazing how colours can tell a story of their own on a canvas, and generate new dynamics in compositions," says Suurmets Kuura. "The intensity and richness of colours charges us – makes us hear and see. Colours can make us sad, but also charge with positive energy."
Maret Suurmets Kuura (born 1982) has graduated in Painting from the University of Tartu. She works as an artist, instructor of a painting studio, and as an art teacher. Since 2000 Kuura has organised more than 30 solo exhibitions, and has participated in many group exhibitions. Suurmets Kuura is a member of Tartu Artists' Union and the Estonian Painters' Association.