Vello Vinn Catalog

Kumu Art Museum


An art book on the Estonian printmaker/artist/illustrator Vello Vinn. An attractive 224-page paperback with flaps, text bilingual English/Estonian, illustrated in color throughout, published by the Kumu Art Museum.

I featured this artist on 50 Watts over the years.


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.

Edited by Elnara Taidre / Texts by Andreas Trossek and Elnara Taidre / Graphic design and image editing by Külli Kaats

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