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Karl-Kristjan Nagel

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20121019112055-painting
Rituals, I, 2012 Oil, Canvas 100x110 Cm (39.3'x43.3')
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Rituals, II, 2012 Oil, Canvas 100x110 Cm (39.3'x43.3')
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Tiiu Rebane, III, 2012 Oil, Canvas 160x120 Cm (62.9'x47.2')
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Tiiu Rebane I, 2012 Oil, Canvas 160x120 Cm (62.9'x47.2')
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New King Dom, 2011 Oil, Cardboard 170x140 Cm (66.9'x55.1')
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Abu Simbel - moving temple, 2010 Oil, Canvas 40x60 Cm (15.7'x23.6')
Painting
Jegor Letov, 2009 Oil, Canvas 145x150cm (57'x59')
Chip
Chip, 2009 Oil, Canvas 40x50cm (15.7'x19.6')
20s
20 Dollars, 2009 Oil, Canvas 40x40cm (15.7'x15.7')
100s
100 Dollars, 2009 Oil, Canvas 40x40cm (15.7'x15.7')
Painting
The Great Buddha of Bamiyan - Afghanistan, 2009 Oil, Canvas 60x40 Cm (23.6'x15.7')
Thedesertoftartars
The Desert of Tartars, I, 2008 Oil, Canvas 40x60cm (15.7'x23.6')
Painting
The Mother and the Whore, 2008 Oil, Canvas 40x60cm (15.7'x23.6')
Painting
Jegor Letov, 2008 Oil, Canvas 60x60cm (23.6'x23.6')
Painting
Le Crabe-Tambour, 2008 Oil, Canvas 150x115cm (59'x45.2')
Pass
Daibosatsu Pass, 2007 Oil, Canvas 170x125cm (66.9'x49.2')
Itigilov
Pandido Itigilova, 2007 Oil, Canvas 150x120cm (59'x47.2')
Ecafot
Ecafot, 2005 Oil, Canvas 90x90cm (35.4'x35.4')
Nastasja
Nastasja, 2005 Oil, Canvas 160x150cm (62.9'x59')
Alina
Alina, 2005 Oil, Canvas 150x125cm (59'x49.2')
Ramires
Ramires, 2005 Oil, Canvas 170x125cm (66.9'x49.2')
Benes
Benes, 2005 Oil, Canvas 170x125cm (66.9'x49.2')
Exhibition
Exhibition "Homeland Daughter Calls", 2005
Painting
Encore, Encore !, 2004 Oil, Canvas 170x140cm (66.9'x55.1')
Encore
Encore ! / Chechen man, 2004 Oil, Canvas 50 X60 Cm (19.6'x23.6')
Birthofcoalition
The Birth of Coalition, 2003 Oil, Canvas 170x140cm (66.9'x55.1')
Painting
Plot, 2003 Oil, Canvas 170x140cm (66.9'x55.1')
Painting
Descent, 2003 Oil, Canvas 170x140cm (66.9'x55.1')
Antideath
Antideath, 2003 Oil, Canvas 140x120cm (55.1'x47.2')
Maychild
May child, 2001 Oil, Cardboard 170x130cm (66.9'x51.1')
Painting
HIV, 2002 Oil, Cardboard 170x137cm (66.9'x53.9')
Painting
Platinum, 2002 Oil, Cardboard 170x137cm (66.9'x53.9')
Painting
Poetry repairment, 2002 Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard 170x130cm (66.9'x51.1')
Janeamericanmedium
Jane - American medium, 2002 Oil, Cardboard 170x137cm (66.9'x53.9')
Exhibition
Exhibition "Matter", 2002
Exhibition
Exhibition "Matter", 2002
Escapefromresponce
Escape from responce, 2001 Oil, Acrylic, Canvas 190x190cm (74.8'x74.8')
Ratherbechildthanplay
Rather be child, than play, 2001 Oil, Acrylic, Canvas 190x190cm (74.8'x74.8')
Painting
Now, 2000 Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard 170x137cm (66.9'x53.9')
Maychildren
May children, 1999 Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard 170x137cm (66.9'x53.9')
Painting
The Line, 2000 Oil, Acrylic, Cardboard 170x137cm (66.9'x53.9')
Exhibition
Exhibition "Suffer Like Animals", 2000
Parafraas
Paraphrase, 1996 Oil, Cardboard 120x100 Cm (47.2'x39.3')
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Estonia
Birth year
1977
Lives in
Estonia
Works in
KUMU (Estonian Art Museum), TKM (Tartu Art Museum), Estonian Bank
Tags
mixed-media, installation, realism, video-art, photography, abstract, figurative, conceptual, exhibition/performance
Statement

Karl-Kristjan Nagel was born in Tallinn, 1977. He grew up in artist family, his father and grandfather were both well-known Estonian painters. Karl studied in Tallinn Secondary Science School, after that he entered Estonian Academy of Art, as a painter. Academy years between 1995-1999 made a strong change to start his own art. The conditions to be an artist as a painter were complicated. The diploma was named "Lovers abort time" - two 3x7m paintings, showing woman and man, images that based to popular arthouse movies. Aside of painting he wrote a novel "Simple Time" (1997-2000) and was interested of making videoart (film "Epoch" with Tiiu Rebane, 1999). He was planning to go to the filmschool, but choosed to learn in homestudio (Last-Studio). Between 1998-2005 he made series of videos ("Lumpen intelligence", "Media enthropy", "Erudition of a misanthrope" etc), all together more than 100 works. He also started with sound projects ("Rule", "Tyrisalu", "Reri Brix") to make music for his movies.
In his first soloexhibition "Suffer Like Animals"(2000) he used painted texts in his works. Between 2000 and 2004 he made eight exhibitions, where he also presented variety of his videoseries. "The truth ” in Vienna (2001),"Neoconformism" (2001),"Comedy pathology" (2002), "Matter" (2002) and "Surrend" (2003, with Tiiu Rebane) were some of them. Paintings in this period were about practical connections between health and mind (using texts by the famous estonian writer and doctor Luule Viilma), and rebellious death (series about dead soldiers and chechen fighters).  His abstract and agressive painting style turned more realistic and figurative. Year 2005 he exhibited new series of works about young russian political activists ("Homeland daughter calls"). After that he was interrogated by the Estonian Security Police. At that year he also presented his works ("State Terror") in open space close to II World War Monument of Liberators in Riga, Latvia. Year 2007 exhibition "Execution" was with Tiiu Rebane in Tallinns main gallery Vaal. Paintings were portraits of Luule Viilma, Buryat Buddhist lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, russian opposition leader Eduard Limonov with his family and one more work about movies - japanese samuraiepic "Daibosatsu Pass" and its main character. Last two years he has continued with paintings about movies. "The Drummer Crab", "The Desert of Tartars" and "The Mother and the Whore" are the titles from the past that represent poetic approach to the local restrained culture. Also he has done several paintings about russian punk-rock musician Egor Letov (group "Grazhdanskaya Oborona").

In 2009 he started to make new series of art about world secret societies and their crimes against humanity like health care / climate gate scam, global economy crash to build One World Government and possible World War III in 2012.

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