Briefly about Alar Tuul
Alar Tuul (b. 1982) is one of the young Estonian artists with the most recognisable and unique style. Tuul’s automatistic naive works, which are reminiscent of Karel Appel or Jean-Michel Basquiat, have over years moved from individual details to wider generalisations. Although the stick figures and ring-eyed creatures are still there, single scenes do not form the entire composition now but rather form parts of larger panoramas. Emotion (colour) has been replaced by calculation (line) and the subconscious by a clear cause. From these pictures, one can read thousands of stories and construct new worlds.
In a circle. Wheel is turning. Programme. Injunctions. Like dictations. Yes, dictate. Who? An institution, institute, building, house, office, marketplace etc... District. Zone, zones. Drones. Like a tour. Drive. Movement... I am guided. By what? Protocol. Menu. Options and functions. Yes, necessary. Smart. And smart... Displays. Filling in a table. And? Necessary. Give a pill. Please. More. Instruction found. Planning a plan. According to plan. Performed, sent... Falls out. See! Nest. Airplane. Rocket. Model. Drawing. Or else? Machine. And more. What for? Scheme. Like an attraction. System. On-off. Smart. Action. Minus-plus. Separate-together. Out of the heart the mouth speaks. And it flies. Then? To estcube. Full cargo. Things. Closed. Limited. Drive. Away. Over. Forbidden. Gate. Wall. Forest. What? Open land. Endless. Ongoing. Office-like. Carcinogenic. Pretence. Bubble.