Self-Portrait in the Jungles of Abstract Expressionism
oil, acrylic, canvas 175x210cm 2019
Kaido Ole solo exhibition "Dance at the Lonely Hearts Club" at Latvian National Museum of Art, Arsenāls Halls, 2019.
Curated by Maris Vitols
In the painting 'All Together II,' we see the painter playing with a hoop, while on the wall hangs an expressive figurative work by his friend Jaan Toomik, and a Picasso painting showing an acrobat. He depicts these works as his artistic environment. They might be the "voices" in his studio, and being aware of that, he has to find his own tune. In the painting, it looks like this challenge keeps him quite busy. To be yourself is not that easy.
Text by Jurriaan Benschop