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27/11/2021 - 29/01/2022

New Work - Painting


Merike Estna - The House of the Tragic Poet

On occasion of her second solo show at Bosse & Baum, Estonian artist Merike Estna continues her investigation into painting, craft, technoromanticism, history and mythology within the domestic, the feminine and the everyday, while also exercising empathetic acts of embodiment and interpretation.

Taking inspiration from one of the most famous roman dwellings of Pompeii and its mosaic floors which survived the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D, the show proposes interpretative versions of the house's decorative patterns as well as its inhabitants.

Estna voyeuristically looks into the private dimension of lost archaic stories and at the same time becomes an archeologist of her own past, displaying old works together with a selection of newer paintings whose colorful patterns, symbols and forms move beyond the limits of the canvas, erupting into life


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Peckham Unit BCG, ground floor, Bussey Building, SE15 4ST