Maja Breife was born 1976 in Sweden, lived and worked in Finland for 15 years and is now back in Sweden again. She started off as a jewellery artist but now works with many different materials and techniques.
Maja and Hansu met in 1999 in Greenland during the annual Nuuk snow festival, where they were both awarded for snow sculptures. Since then they have done several collaborations: comics, ice sculpture, art shows in various techniques and themes (in Finland, Norway, Germany and USA), one mural, painting on electric boxes, decoration for music festival H2Ö (Turku, Finland) as well as a sculpture (Turku, Finland). On top of this they run the “curious gallery” Jänis (established in 2012) in Turku with the aim of bringing art closeer to people.
In 2016, Hansu and Maja travelled through the Baltic countries and had a brief stop in Tartu.
“We are happy to come back and get to know this place more!
For this residency we will paint a mural on the outdoor wall of the Estonian Print & Paper Museum. The museum itself together with what is to see in the town of Tartu will be an inspiration for the making of the mural.
We would also like to take this opportunity to say hurray to Estonia for its 100th anniversary. An extra cheer goes to Tartu were the Estonian flag was born.”
Maja Breife: http://www.breife.com/
Hans-Peter Schütt: http://hps.ainoan.com/