Ülo Sooster (1924–1970)

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1. Red Egg. 1964. Oil painting.

1. Red Egg. 1964. Oil painting.

2. Abstract Composition with Thirteen Junipers. 1963. Oil and paste on canvas.

2. Abstract Composition with Thirteen Junipers. 1963. Oil and paste on canvas.

3. Abstract Composition with Five Junipers. 1963. Oil and paste on canvas.

3. Abstract Composition with Five Junipers. 1963. Oil and paste on canvas.

Ülo Sooster was an Estonian painter from the island of Hiumaa. Sooster studied at Tartu Art College, where he became interested in surrealist imagery. Sooster was forced to suspend his studies after being arrested by Soviet authorities, which held him at a labor camp until 1956.

4. Still Life with Pipes. 1958. Oil on board.

4. Still Life with Pipes. 1958. Oil on board.

After his release, Sooster returned to painting, focusing on Soviet non-conformism, an underground style that defied the accepted style of Social Realism. Sooster spent several years in Moscow, where he exhibited his work despite the great danger of making controversial art.

5. Eye in the Egg. 1962. Oil on paper. Tartu Art Museum.

5. Eye in the Egg. 1962. Oil on paper. Tartu Art Museum.

Sooster unfortunately died at the young age of forty-six. His most famous work is likely, “Eye in the Egg” an oil on paper painting in the collection of the Tartu Art Museum. Sooster made a number of works, using the egg-form in different contexts.

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