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THE FORGOTTEN ALLURE OF BARBARITY

Indrek Jets 17.10–07.11.2020

Indrek Jets´ art mentally travels the darker and more obscure paths of cultural history. His work brings together prehistoric and early medieval ornaments, Baroque forms, Art Nouveau lines, mythical- fantastical atmosphere, uncompromising aggression of Punk culture and dandy-like elegance. Many of his pieces are inspired by archaeological finds with coded ornaments hiding myths and stories. You just have to know how to read them.

Indrek Jets is a teacher, metal artist and has a PhD in archaeology. His academic focus is on early Estonian ornaments. He has created reconstructions of archaeological finds for Estonian National Museum and teaches at the Tallinn University Haapsalu College, Haapsalu Art School and Haapsalu Vocational Education and Training Centre. He has also given lectures at the Ööülikool radio programme.

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