Photo reportage from the exhibition 'From the Depths of the Infinite Ocean' by Mirjam Hinn at the Hobusepea gallery

February 9, 2024
Author Echo Gone Wrong

On January 24 Mirjam Hinn’s solo exhibition From the Depths of the Infinite Ocean opened in Hobusepea gallery. The exhibition will remain open until February 19, 2024.

In the exhibition From the Depths of the Infinite Ocean Hinn employs an abstract and dynamic painting language to engage with the contemporary human experience in today’s society. The artist directs one’s gaze into the private and delicate inner world of a human soul, commonly invisible to the onlooker. The exhibition is a continuation to her previous shows High Voltage in Tartu Art Museum and Floating Perspectives in Nuvole Arte gallery in Italy.

Hinn’s exhibition is a visual contemplation, a poetically escapist attempt to break away from a society dismayed by global discords. Ideational mazes unfold before the viewer, reminding us that dreaming is always possible and necessary. The paintings, in which the artist strives to penetrate the deeper layers of cognitive fields and map the processes of perception, can be viewed as journeys into poetic inner worlds. Into inner worlds where perfection is close yet at the same time unattainable.

The exhibition is a trip through a world of colors, where colors intertwine and collide with forms. The canvases bear curves, spikes and lines, vibrating in waves, oscillating in time and space. Combining painting and sound, the artist creates a dreamlike umwelt.

Mirjam Hinn (1990) is a painter with a characteristic abstract language, who often combines painting with installation and sound art. Hinn’s works are characterized by lush brushstrokes, clean paint surfaces, intense colors, the interplay of tenderness and robustness, and intuitive compositions. To date, Hinn’s most important solo exhibitions have taken place in Tartu: Solidified Sounds in Tartu Art House (2018), High Voltage in Tartu Art Museum (2019), Island of a Thousand Eyes in Tartu Art House (2021). Her last solo exhibition Floating Perspectives took place in Nuvole Arte gallery in Italy (2022). Hinn has actively participated in exhibitions since 2011, in Estonia and abroad, in Finland, Lithuania, Italy and Germany. Hinn received the AkzoNobel art prize in 2018, won the Noor Tartu competition in 2019 and was nominated for the Konrad Mäe prize in 2020.

Exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko AS.

Exhibition By Mirjam Hinn
Title: From the Depths of the Infnite Ocean
Open: 24.01.-19.02.2023
Hobusepea Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn.
Wed-Mon 11.00-18.00
Photos by Anna Mari Liivrand