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BARBORA LEXOVA/ JÜRI ROOSA

15.03-19.05.2024

BARBORA LEXOVA

ŽOUŽELENÍ

The Czech word ŽOUŽELENÍ encapsulates the immersive, subjective experience of bliss and enjoyment evoked by sensory stimuli during interaction. It happens as imagination takes flight – runs wild, and surprises await around every corner. 

Lexovas oddly familiar interactive pieces are here to brighten up even the dullest of days, calling back every inner child to start playing again. ŽOUŽELENÍ offers an experience that’s anything but boring. It embraces the unexpected, and entertaining.

Barbora Lexová is the fourth-generation artist in her family. While specializing in jewellery, she embraces a versatile approach, unbounded by specific media or sizes. Influenced by the ASMR phenomenon, she navigates between softness and the peculiar, alongside an attraction to semi-fictional creatures. Lexova obtained her bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Arts Architecture & Design in Prague and completed her master’s at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Last year, she deepened her understanding of contemporary jewellery through an internship at Galeria Reverso.

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JÜRI ROOSA

CLOUD GAZING

Have you ever spent an entire day watching clouds?

Not at all?

As a child?

Can’t remember?

Cloud gazing can be done both on clear skies and under uniformly gray skies. All you need to do is stop by the windows of A-Gallery facing Pikk Street. The only downside is the constant stillness of the clouds there. But me, I managed to see their formation –  initially a lazy calm, later increasingly nervous movement and then all their unexpected changes.

What would life be without clouds! – JÜRI ROOSA


Jüri Roosa (1964) is an Estonian metal artist who began his professional journey in 1994. This year marks both his 60th and 30th anniversaries. Roosa introduces himself in a colorful manner: “From 1984 to 2004, I was a rock musician, a bass guitarist (ed. Gunnar Graps’s Group, Magnetic Band, Vanemõde, among others). Currently, I mainly operate in the Fe gallery. I work with both new and recycled steel, copper, aluminum, and other materials. I wear glasses and am almost bald.” The artist’s positivity and ironic sense of humor radiate through his playful depictions of animals and nature. In contrast to their naivety one can imagine the metal whining under a shear cutter, and see sparks flash during the making of.