Kristi Kongi is an artist represented by the Kogo Gallery, who recently got nominated for the artist’s salary in Estonia, which will allow her to devote to her work over the next three years.
This particular painting comes from Kristi Kongi’s recent solo exhibition “Shimmering star Magenta. Was it a dream or was it real?” at Kogo gallery in 2021. The show was designed by painting the walls of the gallery with different colours and shapes and thus turning the whole gallery into a painting. The individual works placed in this room created an interesting “painting in painting, space in space” effect. And even more, all these smaller and bigger paintings in this exhibition were amazingly spatial as this painting with a motif reminiscent of an arch that leads us to an endlessly deep and distant garden of colours.
In the 2021/3 issue of KUNST.EE, Elnara Taidre provides a thorough overview of Kristi Kongi’s painting practices in the recent years. The magazine is available in Kogo gallery.
Take a look at Kristi Kongi’s solo exhibition „Shimmering star Magenta. Was it a dream or was it real?“