Jaan Toomik

Jaan Toomik (Estonia, 1961) exhibits quite regularly as a painter, but in the contemporary art world, he is best known for his performance-based video work: documentations of actions in public space or natural settings. Toomik is also emerging as a filmmaker. Films such as the feature-lengthMaastikmitme kuuga(Landscape with many Moons), 2014, transpose the laconic performances into a coherent narrative that respects the need for social and psychological credibility without sacrificing the sardonic ‘magical realism’ we have come to expect of him.