Noblessner, Kai Art Center building – Peetri 12, 10415, Tallinn, Estonia, +372 6405770, info@temnikova.ee. Closed: June 22—July 2
Open: July 3—August 18, Wed—Thu 14—18

Independent New York with Merike Estna

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In a joint presentation at Independent New York, Temnikova & Kasela and Margot Samel will exhibit works by Merike Estna (b. 1980), one of Estonia’s foremost contemporary artists. Her process-based practice challenges traditional hierarchies, embedding patterns and color combinations from the overlooked vocabularies of craft into an expanded language of painting. From canvas, she has progressed to producing clothes, objects, and entire spaces. Estna transforms the materials and techniques of Estonian folklore into works of personal archaeology, as seen in the immersive installations created for her 2022 retrospective at Kai Art Center in Tallinn.

Selected works

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Merike Estna

'Wild grass'

acrylic, oil, canvas 200×150cm 2023

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'Moonlight'

acrylic, oil, canvas 200×150cm 2023

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'Amor'

acrylic, oil, canvas 200×150cm 2023

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'El Rodeo'

acrylic, oil, canvas 200×150cm 2023

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Merike Estna

'Amores mios 1'

acrylic on plywood and traditional Mexican carpentry, text used is a poem by HAIEM 140×75cm 2023

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'Letters of Love 1'

acrylic, oil, canvas 150×100cm 2023

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'Letters of Love 2'

acrylic, oil, canvas 150×100cm 2023

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'Letters of Love 3'

acrylic, oil, canvas 45×61cm 2023

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'Letters of Love 4'

acrylic, oil, canvas 150×100cm 2023

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'Woman with white hair who always takes care'

acrylic, oil, canvas 61×45cm 2023

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'Quinta'

acrylic, oil, canvas 61×45cm 2023

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'Pearls'

acrylic and oil on canvas 61×45cm 2023

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Merike Estna

'Murder'

acrylic, oil, canvas 61×45cm 2023

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'Silence'

acrylic, oil, canvas 61×45cm 2023

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'Blue Ribbon'

hand tufted woolen carpet 190×75cm 2022

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Merike Estna

'Memories'

ceramics 12×18×18cm 2019

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Merike Estna

'Memories '

ceramics 12×18×18cm 2019

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'Ghost '

ceramics 18×24×15cm 2018

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'Material Substitution for Lost Faith'

acrylic, canvas 61×45cm 2019

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Merike Estna

'Mother of Pearls'

acrylic, oil, canvas 61×45cm 2019

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Merike Estna

'Sticks from the wood, hints from the hood'

beeswax 2018

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Installation views

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