Karel Koplimets is a photographer, video, and installation artist working with emotionally sensitive themes such as fear, paranoia, and crime. His work is characterised by vivid emotional states often revealed through the connection between reality and imagination. An analysis of the city’s urban planning and architecture, and emphasis on its relationship with the inhabitants, play an important role in Koplimets’ work. Large-scale installations present significant psychological aspects and influence the viewer’s emotional state and perception of space.
Karel Koplimets (1986) – graduated with a master’s degree in photography at Estonian Academy of Arts (2013) and HISK in Ghent, Belgium (2021), 2007-2008 he studied in Prague at FAMU. Karel Koplimets actively takes part in solo and group exhibitions in Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Ireland, Belgium, Holand, Luxemburg, etc.; he participated in Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art RIBOCA (2018), Kiasma (2018) and Kunsthalle Wien (2017). In 2012 he won an Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, and in 2018 received Eerik Haamer Art Prize. A number of his works are included in various collections in Estonia and Europe.