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MÄRTA MATTSSON & TANEL VEENRE
SOLOS - NEVER ODD OR EVEN
Part III

OPENING SATURDAY 23RD OF AUGUST, 14-17
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL 20TH OF SEPTEMBER


[palindrome] is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction.
Many believe that symmetrical objects have an inner harmony, and value them for this. In nature, symmetry is approximate. For example, plant leaves, while considered symmetric, rarely match up exactly when folded in half. If there is no such thing as perfect symmetry in nature, can we find perfection in imperfections? What happens when two artists decide to mirror their own work but also reflect and bounce off each other's visual language? Tanel Veenre and Märta Mattsson have been working on a set of exhibitions based on palindromes during 2014. In the exhibition, Solos - Never Odd or Even, Part III at Platina they have developed two new series of work, Heartology and Phantoms. Their new pieces has been created under an echo of two minds exploring the contradictory meanings of symmetry in nature and life.





MÄRTA MATTSSON
PHANTOMS

A shadow is relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body. It is an indication that something has been present and it can appear like a ghostlike figure. I am facinated by the human mind and the duality that excist within people. The light side and the dark side and all the grey areas inbetween and within the human mind is what thrives me as an artist. Shadows are like a distorted palindrome of oneself... It is what hides behind the surface.
- Märta Mattsson

Märta Mattsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and has studied jewelry art at HDK-School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 2007 her work has been exhibited in several international group and solo shows.

 

 


TANEL VEENRE
HEARTOLOGY

When I travel to exhibit my work, I always need to take extra luggage to accommodate my big and dramatic jewellery. With several suitcases, I feel sometimes embarrassed to be so expansive. This time I have challenged myself with reducing the scale. I carved a heart almost every day to get into kind of mental state where intuition leads my way. How far can I reach from my usual me and how close is this to an unknown me? I didn't want to construct or combine, each heart should grow out of my hands like a plant from the ground. The heart seemed like a good challenge for this idea - usually most perfect symmetrical form, ultimate palindrome. I have been interested in archetypical shapes, the forms that are able to communicate behind trends and cultural meanings. You know - after all it`s all about strong form. - Tanel Veenre

Tanel Veenre lives and works in Estonia as a freelance jewellery artist. He has also worked as a fashion and advertisement photographer, fashion editor of "Eesti Ekspress", editor-in-chief of cultural magazine "Muusa" and cultural editor of "Eesti Päevaleht". Since 2005, Tanel Veenre is working in the Estonian Academy of Arts.

       


 

 

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