The first solo exhibition in Berlin by Estonian painter and poet Liis Koger, organized and curated by Simson Gallery, is on view between April 22 – 28th, daily from 2-6pm, and by appointment.
The artist was born 1989 in Pärnu and is currently based in Tallinn.
Liis Koger has graduated from Pärnu Sütevaka High School Of Humanistics, and studied Psychology and Theology at University of Tartu, graduating there in 2013 with a BA degree in Painting, Fine Arts. Liis Koger has been accepted to study for her MA in Visual Communication at London’s Royal College of Art 2014/15.
Painting and poetry are connected in many ways. If one looks at poets/artists like Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, William Blake or Pablo Picasso, it becomes clear that being a poet adds an extra, often somewhat esoteric dimension to other artistic expressions the poet might choose. Liis Kogers’s paintings are distinguished by a high level of lyricism and introspection. The classic abstract Nordic painterly tradition of artists such as Per Kirkeby is given a contemporary and already very mature interpretation.
Since 2010, Koger has exhibited widely, enjoyed solo and group shows in Estonia, Italy, UK, USA and Switzerland. Her work is present in private collections in Estonia, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Norway. Works in public spaces include Riigikogu, The Parliament Of Estonia, Toompea, Tallinn, Estonia and the Institute Of Mathematical Statistics, Tartu, Estonia.
Realized with the support of Cultural Endowment of Estonia/Eesti Kultuurkapital