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Urve Tõnnus is an artist from Estonia. At first, she was schooled and qualified as a designer. After 4 years practical training at a trained painter’s studio, she has self-educated herself attending to various courses. During her whole life, she has worked as graphical designer, and 10 years of this as the head of advertisement of a big and well-known IT-company. Urve Tõnnus is a member of Estonian Association of Designers (EAD). She has developed a lot of brand styles and home pages to important Estonian companies and institutions.
During the last 9 years, she has dealed with collage painting and had exhibitions in Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, London and USA. Now, she is represented by United States gallery ART UpCLOSE.
In her works, she is focused on woman’s psychology, creating different archetypes. She likes photography and travelling, and these hobbies are reflected also in her art works. For the medium, she has used photos, magazines, jewelry, textiles, paper, canvas, and acrylic paints. To draw attention to our consumer society and is wastes, she is always guided by recycling idea and uses mainly old second hand materials.