Estonian named among 100 top upcoming painters ({{commentsTotal}})


Estonian artist Kaido Ole is represented in a new exhibition titled “100 Painters of Tomorrow”, which opened at the One Art Space gallery in New York.

The exhibit will move to London at the end of the month with a catalog also due out. The exhibit is geared at surveying largely unknown talent.

Ole, 51, said he is ecstatic to have been chosen. He said exhibitions are temporary while the catalog can be picked up any time. He and the other 99 painters were chosen out of 4,300.

“Similar world-wide parade exhibits, which have been co-organized by top curators and critics, are often important platforms for uncovering new artists. Ole's success definitely helps introduce Estonia's contemporary art to the world. Estonia is known as an innovative e-nation, but why shouldn't we also be known as a state of good contemporary art and great artists,” Karin Laansoo, the head of the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, said.

Ole has been busy, recently picking up a 5,000-euro award from Frankfurt and hosting an exhibit with Marko Mäetamm in Istanbul. He will also unveil an exhibition of his work, including a few unseen pieces, in Tallinn on November 26.

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