Exhibition of Epp-Maria Kokamägi’s paintings was opened in UT Library
The exhibition “Over the Years” shows paintings by the famous Estonian artist Epp-Maria Kokamägi in the exhibition hall of the University of Tartu Library.
The Tartu exhibition is a follow-up to the artist’s jubilee exhibition held in her Haapsalu gallery last year. Epp-Maria Kokamägi’s work is strongly influenced by the landscapes surrounding her home by the Gulf of Riga, and the reflections of daylight on the sea water. Her works express endless respect and humbleness before the beauty, which is still present in our nature and our people – if only people could notice it.
“Angels and the Nordic nature are the main features of my paintings,” said Epp-Maria Kokamägi. “Light, too, has a special meaning. Light is the glory and brilliance coming from the Creator, which I have managed to catch on my paintings. It holds purity, majesty and mystery, it contains no darkness or evil.”
In addition to her recent paintings, visitors can also see works from the artist’s school-years, at the beginning of her career, when her teacher was Lepo Mikko.
“I was pretty surprised to hear that there has been no exhibition of Epp-Maria’s paintings in Tartu for many years,” said the director of the UT Library Krista Aru. “As we have a wonderful exhibition hall, where we can show large-size paintings as well, we decided to take her emotionally sensitive and colourful pictures closer to the people of Tartu. Epp-Maria was very happy to open an exhibition here.”
The exhibition of Epp-Maria Kokamägi’s paintings will be open until 15 March.
More information about the paintings of Epp-Maria Kokamägi here.