Work from the series Is There Any Light and Colour Left?
During lockdown, Kristi Kongi spent a lot of time in her studio in a relatively safe space compared to other people around the world. Almost unconsciously she started to look up at the sky through her studio windows. There she found the space we all share regardless of our geographical location and political, economic or social situation. Kongi started to paint watercolours, which can be seen as diary entries made during the pandemic. These works are like modern versions of Très Riches Heures, the famous 15th century book of hours, piece by piece revealing the troubled world we now inhabit.
The series of watercolours Is There Any Light and Colour Left? began in 2020 and was first shown in the Kogo Gallery exhibition Time to Dream or Fear? and next in the Tallinn Art Hall exhibition … and Other Shades of Light in 2021/22.
On June 13-19, 2022, a selection of works from the series Is There Any Light and Colour Left? (2020–2022) are included in the Kogo Gallery project (E)Motional Landscapes together with artists Kristi Kongi and Laura Põld in Liste Art Fair Basel.