A blank spiral notebook featuring "Flight," a 1977 etching by Vello Vinn, from the collection of the Art Museum of Estonia. 5.8 x 5.8 inches, unlined white paper.
I featured Vinn a few times on 50 Watts.
The works of Vello Vinn (b. 1939) form a noteworthy example of the oeuvre of an Estonian printmaker from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and they boast a holistic and emphatically unique image system. Vinn’s highly original visual world is grounded in his mastery of various printmaking techniques, delicate treatment of images and witty associations. The artist’s play with space and images, his ability to notice details and different levels of meaning and to put together a new whole out of these details offer the public a unique viewing experience. Besides playful images, Vinn’s prints often present witty wordplay and warm absurd humour, which invite viewers to join in the artist’s thought and creative processes.