Edward von Lõngus is without a doubt the most famous of Estonian street artists. The first time he attracted public attention was in 2011 when he sprayed the images of homeless Tammsaare and Koidula on the streets. Adding to the mystery, Lõngus never reveals his face and, according to the artist, he doesn’t even exist in physical form. Instead, it's a theoretical concept shared by all, the age of multiple identity reflecting off the information field generated by the vibrations of our collective consciousness. When breaking auction records became too customary, he stunned the public by receiving state support as an illegal street artist to tour around Europe for two years. Lõngus likes to play around with cultural codes, every art piece is charged with relevant issues. The highest selling work of Lõngus fetched 13 050 euros.
KAIRO (EE)KAIRO is a self-taught artist who considers 2009 as her starting point. As an artist she prefers the term naive artist as it aptly describes the abundance of colour and detail of her works, and a certain disinterest towards realistic depiction of anatomy, space, etc. Not to mention to signal the lack of formal art education. Kairo is known for covering the utility boxes on her home street in the Supilinn district with gorgeous paintings. It wasn’t an obstacle that she had to act without permission nor having a child and stroller in tow while doing it. She often depicts autobiographical scenes of financial struggles, clashes between self-realisation and motherhood, memento mori and her personal bearded male muse.
MÜRA2000 (EE)müra2000, who non-celebrated his 10th anniversary last year, is known for his intricately detailed stencils. He likes cars, bulldozers, excavators and their destructive nature. His stencil piece depicting an excavator demolishing Tallinn Art Hall made its way into the Kumu Art Museum in 2012. Recently he has participated in auctions with his sculptural model cars. Read the interview with müra2000 from the second number of our Tartu Street Art Zine.
K2rtE (EE)k2rte is an illustrator, master of night time work and a coffee addict. She graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts in 2012 and has a BA in graphic design. Her work is inspired by psychedelic sci-fi art of the 70s, anime, comics and nature.
She has a hard time choosing a medium, so her illustrations can be seen on stickers, sneakers, walls, paper and mostly on your screen via Instagram where she posts her work and process.