Ivar Kaasik


Ivar Kaasik (born 1965 in Kuressaare) is an Estonian painter and jewellery artist, who lives and works in Berlin (since 1992). Kaasik studied architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts but graduated as a metal and jewellery artist. Meanwhile, he continued his art studies at the University of Art and Design in Halle (1989-1992).
For his extraordinary jewellery, Ivar Kaasik has won the De Beers grand Prix at “The Diamonds International Awards” in Paris (1996). To demonstrate his dedication and productivity, Kaasik has had more than 70 solo exhibitions and the same amount of group exhibitions, in more than 20 countries. He is a member of the Berlin Professional Painters’ Association (since 2001).
The range of his painting ability seems limitless – from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and fragments of photographs and films, he masters them all. His works amplify the influence of the era throw artists’ ironic perspectives. The obscure conceptual narratives and connotations are depicted with oil on canvases.