Japan Print Association Executive Committee and Japan Print Association will present an international prints exposition, "Prints Tokyo 2012" for our 80th anniversary of the foundation of the association.

Virge JOEKALDA Estonia

" LONGING FOR SPRING "

2012
DRYPOINT
74 cm × 104 cm




Nominators
西川洋一郎 / Yoichiro NISHIKAWA

Comment
Virgeさんの作品には、一輪の花のような優しさと力強さがある。彼女の自由闊達なポイントの軌跡は、まるで大地を割って進む花の息吹のように、白い画面に優しく、しかし確実に定着する。ドライポイントというダイレクトに版を刻む技法によってのみ表出される確かな生命感がそこにある。

There is a gentle yet powerful nuance in the works by Virge Joekalda. The direct touch of the drypoint lines, only possible and unique to printmaking, is like a flowery breeze that cuts through the earth; effortlessly they express her free and determined spirit.

 

Born in 1963

EXHIBITION
1990–2011 44 solo exhibitions (Estonia, Finland, Norway, USA, Sweden, Portugal)
1989–2011 Participated in 99 international print exhibitions + 70 group exhibitions in 40 countries

AWARDS
2009 Kristjan Raud Art Award (Estonia)
2004 Eduard Wiiralt Art Award for Young Artist (Estonia)
2004 IV Evora Printfestival-biennial (Portugal) – Evora Artist’s Residence Prize