Exhibition "Observations from Nature" by Maarja Nõmmik is open for visitors in Philosophicum Hall Gallery from Monday, 3. October.
When it comes to art, the author is most fascinated with its ability to find something important in almost anyone or anything. Art observes that which otherwise might go unnoticed, reflects the brightest, darkest and weirdest recesses of the soul, asks beautiful and painful questions alike. It can also glance at such times and places which do not yet exist or no longer exist. Or couldn’t exist at all.
The current exhibition presents an assortment of observations, questions which the author has pondered through the years. One can find musings on what it means to be human or what is „real“ as well as abstract textures and patterns alongside studies of nature at the exhibition. Each floor contemplates a different theme, but in the end, all of them depict some facet of existence.
Maarja Nõmmik has a degree in painting from the University of Tartu. Her MA project „Me-less“ was exhibited at Tartu Art Museum in 2016. Maarja has previously worked as an academic affairs specialist in the Department of Arts and Centre for Arts of the University of Tartu. She also taught sketching, self-portraiture and experimental painting at the centre.
These days you can find Maarja at the dean’s office of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, where she works as a secretary and curator of the Philosophicum Hall Gallery. She is also a freelance painter and illustrator and teaches short courses at the Pallas University of Applied Sciences.
Philosophicum Hall Gallery is located at Jakobi 2 on four floors of the main stairwell. Exhibitions are open Mon-Fri 7.30-19.45 and Sat-Sun 8.00-18.00.