Graphic art

The Department of Graphic Art deals with graphic arts on a broad scale from classical printmaking techniques and contemporary digital technologies to visual communication and contextual approach – from art books to artistic research.

The Department of Graphic Art at EKA is the only academic department in Estonia where graphic art is taught at a degree level. What makes the speciality unique is the print workshop for practising classical printmaking techniques in contemporary art. The print workshop is managed by master printers Aarne Mesikäpp, Maria Erikson and Britta Benno, all of whom are artists and professionals in graphic art.

The concept of “graphics” has several meanings: tight connections to the development of information technologies, reproduction, distribution, copy culture, visual storytelling, information and data visualisation, topics of art books, graphic narrative, and illustration. The range of interests encompasses everything relevant to contemporary visual art and culture from field work and archival materials to contemporary concepts in visual art and society. Graphic art is like a bridge between image and text.

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Renowned EKA Artists in “Pinefulness” at City Gallery

The group exhibition “Pinefulness” will be opened in the City Gallery on September 30, with the participation of Eike Eplik (MA, EKA Sculpture and Installation), the legendary Olimar Kallas, Reet Kasesalu, Jan Lütjohann, EKA graphics alumna Mall Nukke and EKA photography alumni Hanna Samoson and Johannes Säre. The curator is Siim Preiman, an alumnus of the Institute of Art History ...

Photos: Assessment Marathon, Spring 2021

Photos: Heldur Lassi BA, abstraktne joonistamine Juhendaja: Tõnis Saadoja Osalejad: Siim Laanemäe, Sofia Fatahhova, Egert Tischler, Lyza Jarvis, Anna Dvornik, Delia Tammik ja Sofja Gorelova Stsenograafia BA teise kursuse tööd Juhendaja: Maarja Nurk Autorid: Liisamari Viik, Linda Mai Kari, Kristel Zimmer, Estookin (Milla-Mona Andres), Anita Kremm Pildistas Tõnis Saadoja Kaasaegne kunst ...

Exhibition “Kakuke frying onions aka the kitchen side of graphic art”

“Kakuke frying onions aka the kitchen side of graphic art” is an exhibition about food, imprints, collaboration and yellow paint. On the menu: The appetizer  à laserigraphy The main course  typesetting and paper from TYPA And for dessert, lithography. The process stems from Catherine Brooks’ text “Three Ways To Use Yellow”. The workshop is transformed into a kitchen, with pigments, spices, ...

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