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Georg Kaasik

  • Contemporary Art
  • MA
  • Trivial
  • Tutor: Holger Loodus, Jaan Toomik
  • Series of three oil paintings

 The painting series “Trivial” depicts a fictional dystopian world, where humans matter absurdly less than what they do. The series is both an illustration and a caricature on the topic of alienation.

 The exhibition consists of three paintings, which are mostly inspired by metaphysical painting and magic realism. Alienation is also a quite common topic in these 20th century art movements. The concept of alienation has been discussed differently in literature, existentialism and philosophy. However the most recognized and basic theory of alienation is probably the one by K. Marx. According to his theory there are four types of social alienation – alienation from other workers, from oneself, from product and from the process of production. The concept of my three paintings is loosely based on this theory – so that the painting “Career” could be a caricature about alienation from others, “Finishing the Circus” about the alienation from self and “Expectations” about the alienation from both process and product.

„Career“ Oil on canvas 120 x 120 cm
Close-up views of „Career“
„Finishing the Circus“ Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm
Close-up views of „Finishing the Circus“
„Expectations“ Oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm
Close-up views of „Expectations“