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Pärn's “KILPLASED” prints

May 5th - September 1st, 2018
Renowned Estonian animation director Priit Pärn created this series of 14 illustrations for KILPLASED (GOTHAMITES), a book about a village and the comical people who live there. He adopted Pieter Breugel's drawing style for the genre scenes that connect actions across multiple illustrations. Numerous motifs unfold simultaneously to give glimpses of fragments from the story and bring to mind Pärn’s animation films.
This exhibition features the complete set of KILPLASED giclee prints, which are also offered for sale.

There are similar stories in different European countries, it is kind of village or town of idiots.
Estonian writer F. R. Kreutzwald  wrote this story what he actually borrow from Germany in 1857. In 1962 Estonian children writer Eno Raud rewrite this story making it shorter and using more modern language.
In 1974 Estonian filmmaker Rein Raamat made drawing film called KILPLASED and Priit Pärn made for this film character design. In 1977 Priit made with the same characters comic book KILPLASED.
In 2016 Priit illustrated a new edition of ENO Raud KILPLASED book. Priit come to style of Peter Breugel and he also build up the system, where some actions is going on throw all the book. A dog attacking a man. A man with hen. Two men and a ledder. A wolfs and the horse.
It is a hand drawing on the paper. Then they scan all images and all next steps they did in Photoshop. Priit's wife, Olga was helping on technical jobs and all graffitis on the walls of houses was drawn by their son, Märt Rudolf.
Prize for Best Illustration in Estonia (2016)
Special Prize at the Illustration Biennale in Tallinn (2017)

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Priit Pärn

Priit Pärn was born on August 26, 1946 in Tallinn, Estonia and graduated from secondary school in Tapa in 1965. After graduating from the University of Tartu Department of Biology in 1970, he worked at the Botanical Garden of Tallinn as a plant ecologist from 1970 to 1976.
In 1976, Pärn began working as an art director and animated film director at the Joonisfilm animated film department of Tallinnfilm Studio. Since 1994 he has worked at Eesti Joonisfilm Studio. Has been active as a caricaturist and illustrator since the end of the 1960′s. He has done more and more work as a freelance graphic artist since the early 1980′s. Pärn has had over 30 solo exhibitions in various European countries and Canada. Pärn had a solo exhibition at the Kumu Museum of Art in 2007. Pärn has also worked as a teacher since 1990. He has taught at film schools in Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Holland, France and England. He has also held briefer workshops in Australia and Canada. Pärn served as the artistic director of the animation department of the Turku School of Art and Media in Finland from 1994 to 2007. Pärn is the director of the animation department of the Estonian Academy of Art as of 2006. Pärn has received four lifetime achievement awards: from ASIFA and from the Fredrikstadt, Cracow and Zagreb film festivals. Pärn has participated as a member of the jury in over 20 international animated and short film festivals.
Pärn has made 11 animated films of longer duration as director, scriptwriter and art director, as well as a host of short films and commercials. Pärn is a member of the European Film Academy as of 2008.
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