MIGLĖ KOSINSKAITĖ, PEETER KROSMANN
July 2, 2021 / July 21, 2021
Days of days...
The creative paths of Miglė Kosinskaitė and Peeter Krosmann joined relatively recently, so the number of joint exhibitions fits on the fingers of one hand. The very first exhibition, which unfortunately did not take place, was supposed to be called "Force Majeure", when irresistible forces forced two artists to turn their routine upside down and start a joint phase of life and creativity. Upheavals, relocations and other circumstances prevented the physical realization of the exhibition, but it was very much in the mind, brightly. Later, the exhibition "Karma kihelkond" followed, in English "Karma district", where the authors presented their work of previous and recent years. The viewer could see the development of both authors, comparing current and several years old works.
The collection that is presented in this exhibition, "Days of days..." is made up of the most recent works of both authors. It is a period when both artists spend days in one studio, working together, discussing every day and global issues, advising each other on professional issues, while inevitably influencing each other's choice of motifs and stylistics. It is a kind of isolation in two, cut off from the outside world, walking the same routes, seeing the same plots, capturing the same motifs. The pandemic and quarantine further strengthened the state of isolation, when months after months there was no live communication even with the closest people. It seems that the routine of the same days was favorable for creativity. Already during the first quarantine, the artists had to spend a forced three-month residence/isolation on the Greek island of Samos, from which Peeter brought back an impressive cycle of olive trees, and Miglė found a whole series of new plots for later paintings. As well as the experiences of last winter, when people seemed to disappear from everyday reality, giving way to strange creatures, animals, empty rooms and screeching landscapes. All those experiences and states inevitably ended up on the canvases, reflecting the world of two people, sometimes cozy, sometimes a bit crazy, but imbued with communion and gentle sympathy for the surrounding universe, with all its strangeness and beauty.