Another gallery to return this year was Temnikova & Kasela, one of the few of its kind in Estonia, bringing five European artists, Estonians among them. Through melancholic photographs, Krista Mölder
questions the relationship between people and spaces. Finnish artist
employs iconography in his small-scale works, finishing them off with sandpaper. Don’t mistake the naivety and quiet elegance of his graphic geometric compositions—which question the boredom, disappointment, and weakness of painting—for timidness. Equally complex are ’s
fragile, luxurious, and even humorous ceramic animal masks. Latvian artist Inga Meldere
, meanwhile, presents gently coated tempera canvases, which depict naive narratives inspired by personal memories and family events. The booth also features Kaido Ole
, one of the most established artists from the Baltic States, whose recent foray into painting plays with social satire and the artist’s own self portraits.