7.06 - 17.10. 2021
Naive paintings, silk works, sculptures and polyptichons by Debora Gutman
Debora Gutman was born in West Berlin, Germany in 1957. After finishing school, she
studied music at the Berlin "Hochschule der Künste". For
many years she taught singing and piano and gave many performances in
Germany, Israel, Hungary and France with a repertoire ranging from
Bach to Berg. After the birth of her daughter Arnina in 1988 she
concentrated more in the field of art. The first solo exhibition of
her “Graphical Artwork” was held in 1992.
became a member of the group "Künstlergruppe Steglitz",
where her teachers, Bernd Beck and Ebrahim Ehrari were already
members. They held a joint exhibition at the "Freie Berliner
Kunstausstellung" in Berlin.
She finally found her new expression and style with beautiful and colourful naive paintings, in which very often nude women pose, dance and jump. In 2011 she became a member of the group of "Naive Artists" in Israel: Debora has taught both children and adults in her studio "Kreativer Bypass" and has participated in many projects for charity including WIZO. Nowadays she travels between Berlin and Tel-Aviv where, when not occupied with dancing the Argentinian Tango, she works in her studio.
One can find echoes of her music in her works of art. She works mainly on the principle of improvisation, using the spectrum of fine art to produce works which resonate with sound while being full of intense light and colour. Debora works on canvas, paper and wood. In her polyptichons Debora Gutman is combining figurative and abstract images with unencumbered ease. Her artworks depict scenes of human experience, animals and objects, that while fragmental and seemingly unconnected, the imagery creates a cohesive mosaic, that stimulate all kinds of fantasies, inviting viewers to imagine their own stories. Gutman uses wood as the basic material, combined with a very bright, colorful and shining palette, her paintings have a mediterranean athmospere, that invites you to relax, to allow your soul to take flight in her colorful and rich imagery and unique sense of humour.
The exhibition is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment.
9.09. - 17.10. 2021
comes to Viljandi
These 18 etchings are from the personal collection of R. Paul Firnhaber of Viljandi. He has been studying, collecting and enjoying Rembrandt for over 60 years. The exhibited prints were printed from copper plates c 1870-80. By this time many of Rembrandt`s original plates had been "reworked" because the soft copper cut lines could no longer produce the thin, accurate, crisp lines. Some of the engravers who worked on such plates are known, some are not. Comparisons with original lifetime prints tell us they are very, very accurate.
10.09. - 17.10. 2021
The exhibition “Secret Lives” could be viewed as a group exhibition, but it rather includes small solo exhibitions presented under one name.
What connects these five artists: Jüri Mildeberg, Kadi Kurema, Regina Lukk-Toompere, Urmas Viik and Viive Noor?
Firstly, all five are among the best-known illustrators in Estonia, and internationally renowned in their field. Secondly, besides making illustrations, they are also engaged in other fields of art (painting, printmaking and photography, creating objects and mini plastics, book illustrations).
Each of them has a clearly distinctive handwriting and their own small secret world. The exhibition allows visitors to enter and take a brief glance into these hidden worlds, somewhat fairytale-like and highly personal worlds.