Vyner Street Gallery
03 March - 16 March
There is something quintessentially Estonian about the art of Andres Koort. It is subtle, introverted, sparse in colour, sometimes even dour and sombre in appearance. However, it would be useless to try to take his paintings on face value – it takes time to appreciate them for what they really are.
Koort is a meditative, thorough and highly technical artist. For him subtleties and halftones are equally as important as the perfection of execution. In today’s art world that often translates as old fashioned and boring, but in my opinion not so in Koort’s case. One could say he is one of those “old souls” keeping the art scene sane and grounded, while others may explore avenues that are more outrageous and experimental. Or so it would seem.
Yet Random Steps demarks a new era in Andres Koort’s oeuvre – a transition to more youthful and dynamic way of painting. He is still fairly monochrome and carefully balanced in use of colour, but also plays with factures, using glue, multiple layers of fabric and even clay to enhance the effect; and most importantly his own footprints as a seemingly random pattern on the canvases.
Situated in The Heart of London's Contemporary Art District, Vyner Street Gallery is a great venue for artists in all media to show their work to a wide and appreciative audience. Under Graduate, Degree and Post Graduate Shows Welcome Vyner Street. It is now the most significant Gallery Row in London, ideally placed to enjoy the best of First Thursday.
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27 Vyner Street, City of London, E2 9DQ
020 8980 5305