offset lithography 77x59cm 2016
This work was part of Mihkel Kleis's solo exhibition "Sotto Forte" at Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn. Entire series recently showin in KUMU's Vello Vinn exhibition (2020).
“Sotto Forte” is an apocalyptic vision of a posthumanist future, the organic and biomechanical forms and distant echoes of bodily transformations are counterbalanced by unexpected hybrids with art history, the cult of curios and salon art. The compositions are tied together by a pervasive tension and the unique force of the logic of symbols, which never lets the attention become flaccid.
Text by Kiwa