"Grandmother's Birthday" by Jass Kaselaan


Jass Kaselaan will open his personal exhibition Grandmother's Birthday in Draakon gallery at 5pm on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.
"When I was a child then my grandmother taught me never to stroke a rat backwards - it can get freightened and become angry. We lived in a small house full of rats. On cold winter nights some of the rats climbed to grandmother's bed to look for warmth. I cannot remember grandmother's last birthday; I know that she got flowers as a present."
This is Jass Kaselaan's short introduction full of imagery to his new exhibition where the artist presents a large-scale installation applied to both the walls and the floor of Draakon gallery. The staged installation is filling up the whole gallery space as it is typical to Kaselaan's artwork, characterized by precision of details and powerful, robust form next to the paradoxically apparent lyricism.
Jass Kaselaan has graduated from Tartu Higher Art School and obtained MA degree in the department of sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He has additionally studied at Imatra Art School (Finland) and in Emil Holmer's and Veronica Brovall's studio in Berlin. Jass Kaselaan can be definitely considered as one of the most acknowledged artists among the younger generation of Estonian sculptors - he has been awarded the Köler Prize (2014), Kristjan Raud Prize (2014) and Anton Starkopf Award for Sculpture (2011).
In his artist practice, Jass Kaselaan focuses on large-scale sculptural, sound and spatial  installations. His most well-known installation „The Square of Dolls“ was completed for the exhibition of nominees of Köler Prize and later exhibited in Arsenāls, exhibition hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga. Since 2016, the piece has been located in the inner yard of Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn.
Exhibition will be open until January 11, 2020.
Exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Exhibitions in Draakon gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.
Additional information:
Draakon Gallery
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