Mirjam Hinn


Mirjam Hinn (born 1990) is an Estonian artist. She lives and works in Tartu, Estonia. She graduated from the Tartu Art College with a Bachelor’s degree in painting in 2014 and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Tartu with a Master’s degree in painting in 2018. Her works have been presented in several solo and group exhibitions, primarily in Estonia. She was awarded the AkzoNobel Art Prize in 2018. Her work is placed in several private collections.

Key themes in her practice have evolved from her fascination with the phenomenon of synaesthesia, the idea of blended senses. Hinn is interested in investigating how it is possible to visualise experiences on canvases, for example hearing sounds (exhibition Solidified Sounds), sensing light (exhibition The Light Begins to Boil) or experiencing emotional shock (exhibition High Voltage). Her most recent work focuses on issues of inward human experiences. Mirjam Hinn’s latest exhibition “High Voltage” explores the intense states of mind and their role in being human. By dismantling extreme experiences, both positive and negative, into their constituent elements, the exhibition reveals the common underlying structures that characterise all the exhilarating experiences that Hinn has captured into the gamut of dazzling colour of her abstract paintings.

She has long been attracted to bright colours and unearthly artificial shades, which are almost luminous. Hinn dismantles and deconstructs the painting medium to its primary parts; a brush stroke, colour mottle, line, spike, etc., to present to the viewers her distinct perspective on human experiences. Hinn frequently uses brush strokes and shapes with torn edges as a central motif in the visual language of her dynamic abstract paintings.

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