Kristi Kongi is an artist represented by the Kogo Gallery, who recently got a nomination for the artist’s salary in Estonia, which will allow her to devote to her work over the next three years.
It is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a painting by Kristi Kong from the beginning of her creative career. The artwork is from Kristi Kong’s solo exhibition “I wish I Were a Bird” at the Hobusepea Gallery in Tallinn in 2012 that was prized with the Young Artist Award. The whole idea of the exhibition started from one single object – a toy box. The rotating figurines in the toy box are the main characters of the show. The artist plays around with the ideas of being awake and sleep and that bends the sense of reality, loses the sense of time, concentrates the mind on the present moment. The painting shows a mixture of abstract and realistic depictions. Kristi Kong has moved towards a more abstract approach in her later works.