Ülle Saatmäe RIPPUVAD AIAD 06.11-24.11.2020


Avataval näitusel eksponeerib Ülle Saatmäe taimetrükis siidkangaid ja fotosid. Väljapaneku keskmeks on vihje looduse olulisusele läbi taimede otsese puudutuse tekstiilile.Taimede aastaringne tärkamise ja hääbumise ringkäik on jäädvustatud siidile kontakttrükis kuumas ja niiskes keskkonnas. Kunstnik ei kasuta sünteetililisi värvaineid, vaid taimed ise on jätnud oma jäljed. Saatmäe arendab oma loomingus edasi tehnikat, kus tulemus rõhutab taimepigmentide varjatud mitmekesisust. Kangad on näitusel dialoogis fotodega, mis on kunstniku pikaaegse praktika tulemus selles valdkonnas.


Kõik, mis on kunagi alanud, lõpeb millalgi.Seitsme Maailmaime hulka arvatud Babüloni “Rippuvad aiad” rajas legendi kohaselt kunungas Nebukadnetsar, leevendamaks oma abikaasa Amira koduigatsust. Selle ehituse käigus kulutati palju vet ja vaeva. See võis ju olla uhke ja vägev, aga see polnud ime. Ime on hoopis see aed, mis veel kestab koos meiega sellel planeedil. Pool miljardit aastat tagasi hakkas arenema taimeriik planeedil, mille ajaloos inimene ilmus alles hiljuti. Hingame õhku, mille oluline komponent, hapnik, vabaneb fotosünteesil. Taimed suudavad vormida päikesevalgusest, veest ja süsihappegaasist eluks vajalikku. See on müstiline protsess, millest sõltub ülejäänud ökosüsteemi käekäik. Fotosünteesis osalevad klorofüll ja teised taimepigmendid. Elujõus taimede rohelisus on roheline lainepikkus, mis ei neeldu klorofüllis, vaid peegeldub tagasi meie silmapõhjadesse. See rahustab - annab signaali, et hapnikku tuleb juurde ja kõik on korras. Kuid kas oleme head aednikud?

/Ü. Saatmäe/

Ülle Saatmäe on lõpetanud Eesti Kunstiakadeemia tekstiilikunsti eriala 1994 (BA), Tallinna Ülikooli kunstiõpetuse eriala 1991 (MA) ning Räpina Sovhoostehnikumi aiandusagronoomia eriala 1985. On osalenud näitustel aastast 1998, nii Eestis kui välismaal.

Näitusi Hop galeriis toetavad Eesti Kultuuriministeerium, Eesti Kultuurkapital ja Liviko AS.

Seoses COVID-19 leviku kasvuga Eestis jätab Hop galerii aasta lõpuni ära kõik näituste avamised.


At the current exhibition, Ülle Saatmäe presents her photographs and silk textiles made in plant printing technique. The focus of the exhibition lies in the artist's allusion to the importance of nature through the plants' direct touch on textile. The annual cycle of budding and fading of plants has been imprinted to silk in a hot and humid environment.

The artist has not used synthetic colorants; instead, plants have left their own traces. In her artwork, Saatmäe develops the technique where the result emphasizes the hidden diversity of plant pigments. The textiles create a dialogue with the exhibited photographs that are the result of the artist's long-term creative practice.

Everything that has ever started, will end some day. The Hanging Garderns of Babylon are considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World listed by Hellenic culture. According to the legend, the gardens were constructed by the King Nebuchadnezzar II for his wife Queen Amytis because she had missed the landscape of her birthplace. Plenty of water and physical effort was put into the construction process. Even if it the sight might have been something extremely glorious and amazing, the phenomenon was certainly not a miracle. Instead, a miracle lies in a garden that still lasts on this planet with us. Half a billion years ago plants started to strive on Earth, human beings emerged much later. We breathe the air where oxygen as an essential component is created by photosynthesis. Plants are able to derive the important component for life from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The status of the whole ecosystem depends entirely on this mysterious process. Chlorophyll and other plant pigments take part in photosynthesis. The greenness of vital plants is a green wavelength that does not absorb in chlorophyll but reflecting back to the depths of our eyes. This has a comforting effect – giving a signal that more oxygen is on its way and everything is fine. But are we good gardeners?

/Ü. Saatmäe/

Ülle Saatmäe has obtained BA degree in textile art at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 1994, MA degree in art pedagogy at Tallinn University in 1991 and graduated from the department of horticulture in Räpina Gardening School in 1985. She has participated in exhibitions since 1998, both in Estonia and abroad.

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

Due to the growth of COVID-19 cases in Estonia, HOP gallery will cancel all exhibition openings until the end of the year.

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