Per William Petersen “Naine kasukas. Valitud teosed 1995–2020” / Suur saal / 04.09.–03.10.2021

Reedel, 3. septembril kell 17.00 avatakse Tartu Kunstimaja suures saalis skulptori ja maalija Per William Peterseni isikunäitus „Naine kasukas. Valitud teosed 1995–2020“, mille kuraator ja kujundaja on Madis Liplap. Avamisel esitletakse ka samanimelist mahukat trükist.

Kunstiajaloolane Peeter Talvistu on kirjutanud: „Kuigi Per William Petersen on sündinud Taanis, saab teda praeguseks hetkeks täiesti kindlalt pidada Taani-Eesti kunstnikuks. Tartus veedetud rohkem kui viieteist aasta jooksul on ta saanud osaks kohalikust kunstielust. Tema isikupärane käekiri on publikule tuttav ning samas on ta suutnud selgelt leida oma niši. Peterseni absurdi ja huumorit täis teosed on kõrgesti hinnatud ning tema geomeetrilist stiili, patinataolist viimistlust ja kapriisset huumorimeelt nähakse millegi põhimõtteliselt Peterseni-laadsena.“

Kunstnik ja kunstiajaloolane Kaire Nurk lisab: „Peterseni teadlikult ette võetud elu-mastaapi eksperiment – vahetada kindlaid mälumustreid täis keskkond läbinisti ootamatustele avatud uue keskkonnaga – on sügavalt intrigeeriv. Tema teosed tekitavad alati kerge nõksatuse, alati on tundlikult midagi puudutatud inimeses ja tema olemises. Tema looming muutub ühtlasi üllatuste ja emotsiooniderohkeks rännakuks inimhinge.“

Raamat „Naine kasukas. Valitud teosed 1995–2020“ koondab Peterseni viimase kahekümne viie aasta loomingu ning kunstniku mõtted elust ja loomingust. Lisaks on raamatus mahukas intervjuu ning Kaire Nurga artikkel. Raamat on eesti, inglise ja taani keeles.

Per William Petersen on 1955. aastal Taanis sündinud ja Tartus elav skulptor, maalija ja graafiline disainer. Ta on Eesti Kunstnike Liidu, Eesti Kujurite Ühenduse, Tartu Kunstnike Liidu ja Taani Skulptorite Liidu liige. Tegu on tema esimese isikunäitusega Tartu Kunstimajas.

Tänud: Tartu Kunstnike Liit, Eesti Kultuurkapital, Taani Kultuuri Instituut, Peeter Talvistu, Kaire Nurk ja Tanel Asmer.


Meediakajastus

Raimu Hanson. Skulptuurid veavad vaataja näo naerule. Tartu Postimees, 7. septembril 2021.


On Friday, 3 September at 5 p.m. the sculptor and painter Per William Petersen will open his solo exhibition “Woman in Fur. Selected Works 1995–2020” in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House. The exhibition is curated and designed by Madis Liplap. At the opening, a substantial publication about the artist’s oeuvre will be presented.

The art historian Peeter Talvistu has written: “Although Per William Petersen is originally from Denmark, over the last fifteen years he has become an established and valued member of the art life in Tartu and in Estonia in general. His contributions are no longer seen as coming from a guest from abroad but as works made by a sculptor and painter who is a known and treasured member of the local community. His geometrical style, patina-like finishing and whimsical sense of humour are considered something quintessentially Petersen-esque.”

The artist and art historian Kaire Nurk adds: “Per William Petersen has consciously undertaken a deeply intriguing experiment on the scale of his own life: to exchange an environment filled with clearly defined patterns of memory for an environment that is completely open to unexpected situations. His works constantly make you do a double take, something that has always been touched with sensitivity in people and their nature. They also act as a journey into the human soul, which is full of surprises and emotions.”

The book “Woman in Fur. Selected Works 1995–2020” collects Petersen’s oeuvre from the last twenty five years alongside his thoughts about life and creation. It also includes a lengthy interview and an article by Kaire Nurk. The book is in English, Estonian and Danish.

Per William Petersen is a sculptor, painter and graphic designer who was born in 1955 in Denmark and is living in Tartu, Estonia. He is a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association, Estonian Sculptors’ Union, Tartu Artists’ Union and Danish Sculptors Society. This is his first solo exhibition in the Tartu Art House.

Thanks: Tartu Artists’ Union, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Danish Cultural Institute, Peeter Talvistu, Kaire Nurk and Tanel Asmer.

The exhibition is open until 3 October.

Rubriigid: Määratlemata. Salvesta püsiviide oma järjehoidjasse.