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Collection highlights

Toomas Altnurme

Birthday: 21.01.1973
Education: 1999–2001 Hongik University Graduate School, MA in Painting
1998–1999 Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
1997 Kyonghee University, Korean language
1994–1995 Rajamangala University, Bangkok, Thailand
1991–1997 Tallinn Pedagogical University, BA in Arts
Solo Exhibitions: 2021 Intergallactic Voyage. Virtual solo exhibition,
2020 The Fabric of Time and Space. Kuressaare Cultural Center, Estonia
2019 Mirage. Kullo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2018 Forgivness. Music Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Dawn and Dusk. Rae Gallery, Kuressaare, Estonia
2017 Empty Landscape. Tallinn Teacher’s House Gallery, Estonia
2016 World Education Week and Toomas Altnurme Art Exhibition. Valga Museum, Valga, Estonia
2015 Toast. Hero of Our Time Gallery, Luunja, Estonia
    Parallel Realities. Fahle Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 Passion. Pärnu City Gallery, Estonia
    Tamir. Tam Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    Tamir. Estonian Airport Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 Altart. Freedom Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 Maia. Paide Cultural Center, Estonia
2010 Eternal mix of cosmic things. Tallinn University Gallery, Estonia
2009 Emruntla – Repeating a Reality. Võru City Gallery, Estonia
2008 Seventh Dimension of Metaphysics. Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Puerto Viejo, Limon, Leili Brown Stanford Restaurant Gallery, Costa Rica
2004 Pomshiva Comeback. Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia
2003 My way. Kohtla-Järve City Gallery. Estonia
2002 Lost Love. Gallery Aatrium, Tallinn, Estonia
    Innerworld. KUKU Club Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    Female Buddha. Tammsaare Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 The Other Side. Noksapyeong Subway Station Gallery, Seoul, South-Korea
    Reflection. La Tavola gallery, Seoul, South-Korea
1999 Endless life. Broomfield 550 Gallery, San Francisco, USA
    Peace. Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1997 Hope. Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    Pomshiva. Gallery Raatuse, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 Spirit. Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    First Estonian Artist Exhibition in Thailand. Poh-Chang Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Selected group exhibitions: 2021 Untamed. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
2020 Abu Dhabi Art. Fine Art Faculty Show, UAE
    Emmaste Sculpture Symposium. Estonia
2018 Biennale Arte Dolomiti. Italy
    Est.Ethical. 10th Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Painters Association, Museum of New Art,
    Pärnu, Estonia
    Jubilee Spring 2018. 18th Annual Estonian Artists Association Exhibition, Tallinn Art Hall,
    100 Sculptures. Annual Exhibition of Estonian Sculptors Union, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2017 Toomas Altnurme and Yiannis Galanopoulos, Intergalactic Voyages. UAEU Science Centre
    Gallery, UAE
2016 Pond Vita. Kadriorg Park, Tallinn, Estonia
    Bridges Conference Visual Art Exhibition. Jyväskylä, Finland
    The Month of Estonian Art. Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Tea. Vana-Võromaa Museum and Art Gallery, Võru, Estonia
    Peace. 12 Avenue des Arts and Galerie de la Verriere, Paris, France
    Chaos. Pärnu, Estonia
2015 Estonian Painters Association Exhibition. Pärnu Art Gallery, Estonia
    Futu Muhu 2015–Future/Horizon. Muhu Artists’ Residency, Estonia
    Painting as a Whale. Exhibition of the Estonian Painters Association, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn,
    Estonian Sculptors Association Annual Exhibition. Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
    Spring Exhibition. 15th Annual Exhibition of the Estonian Artists Association, Tallinn Art Hall,
    International Sculpture Symposium. Pärnu, Estonia
2014 Printmaking IN Festival. Pärnu Estonia
    Love in 21 Century. BOSI Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Makers and Shapers. International Sculpture Symposium, Iron Workshop, Miami, USA
2008 By Itself. Estonian Sculptors Union Annual Exhibition, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2006 Sumter South Carolina Sculpture Symposium, USA
    Panevezys Granite Sculpture Symposium, Lithuania
    Biksere International Sculpture Symposium, Latvia
    Free Willy. Estonian Painters Association Annual Exhibition, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Quebec International Snow Sculpture Festival, Canada
    Identities. Tallinn Art Hall
2004 Time and Space. International Performance Art Festival, Paide, Estonia
    Ich bin ein Maler. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
    Putaendo Carretas International Sculpture Park, Chili
2003 Me and the Other. Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2003 Open Space Gallery. Berlin, Germany
    International Sculpture Symposium. Pärnu, Estonia
    New Generation. Moscow Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
    Crash of Civilisations. Pärnu Concert Hall, Estonia
2002 Capital. Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
1999 Dream. Oak Street 50 Gallery, San Francisco, USA
    Young Artists Exhibition. Peking, China
    Painting ‘99. Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1995 Art Exhibition of the Six. Zeer Street Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
Organisations: Estonian Artists’ Association
Estonian Painters’ Association
Estonian Sculptors’ Union
Seoul A-Link Artist Group South Korea
International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events
Artists in Nature International Network
Works in collections: Art Museum of Estonia, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia; Rajamangala Art Museum(Thailand), Hongik University Museum (South-Korea), Carretas Putaendo Sculpture Park (Chile), Exmoor National Park (England), Brusque Sculpture Museum (Sanata Catarina, Brazil).
Private collections in Estonia, Australia, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, South-Korea, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil.
Description: Artist Statement

Behind the observer is always empty place behind the eyes, it is unknown; it is part
of the universe. Art as a metaphysical experience of the self and absolute. Fine Art
as communication in visual expression via colors, forms, and vibrations builds a
bridge between realms of understanding and culture. The inner world, which was
broadened in different mediums may create a language that will change reality to a
better and more peaceful place. When the self is separated from the mind, listening
to intuition and heart, there is the realization that everything is connected. Both artist
and scientist is an inventor who questions everything trying to look into life from a
different angle, create something unique, a series of repeated ideas combining
endlessly among themselves - as molecules millions of different structures, as well
as the creator's fantasy. There are no rules, there are only senses! Beauty is in the
eye of the beholder. An artist like every other person is affected background,
childhood, much depends on the native language, the environment. Art is one of the
ways to find Oneself. Art makes life more varied and magical. A human being - an
artist with high sensitivity must stand up for the good, to protect the weak, always
against war and all forms of violence. There are many forms of art and the bottom
line is life itself. I believe that all have come from nature and endless life; a circle of
souls is what I want to visualize. I am trying to show another side - the door to
different realities. So like an in a dream, a free soul, astral body can go anywhere.
Art can also heal and balance. What is right in the world after the form? After our
important figures from there's a blank, range, in the depths of space. Range and
form are the most significant, fundamental things with which we have in the universe.
Where shall we at the meet and through what form? What is absolute and what is
relative? Finding out a favorite combination of colors and forms means an endless
cosmic search for harmony which in a current pure thought subject-object duality
plays forever. Creativity as innovation or invitation can be absolute; becoming one
with nature. Already today, people are addicted to computers, where information can
be used for ethical or unethical purposes. Computers are already nervous system
extensions or prostheses senses. It is positive that at the moment there is anarchy
and centralized monopolies have not yet received significantly arisen. Created is a
bridge between nature and technology. Microelectronics is art that has brought with it
a new, technical basis of the concept: “Copy without the real original .” A perfect
artist uses the mind as a mirror. Fly like a cloud, flow like a river, see the world as a
brilliant illusion, an energy plane, where there is no need to be afraid. An artist is
supposed to stop the world to find a place under the sun; the journey must continue
toward new levels of artistic expression.

Toomas Altnurme
Art Director, artist, sculptor, designer, photographer, educator, curator
Web pages: https://altartxxx.wixsite.com/toomasaltnurme


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