IVAR KAASIK - Paintings
"Kaasik's spectrum of motifs ranges from stars, stylized into icons of film history, to idyllic landscapes, vivid portraits of people, plants or animals, all the way to strongly focused urban scenes. On seeing these paintings, terms like photorealism or even hyperrealism come to mind, because all the paintings demonstrate great artistry and precision in their execution. One realises that Kaasik works with rather reticent colours that lack any kind of assertive gleam, which is replaced by a kind of subtle veil or a blurring that is difficult to grasp for the eye. This subtlety that puzzles the beholder is one of the elements of Ivar Kaasik's mastery."
- Asja Kaspers -
Ivar Kaasik, born 1965 in Kuressaare / Estonia, 1983 - 1992 he studied at Estonian Academy of Art, 1989/1990 he studied at the University of Art and Design Halle/Saale, 1992 he graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts / Diploma of Art, works have been exhibited internationally since 1988.