Joonas Timmi

Joonas Timmi (1996) delves into the modern identity of craftsmanship, seamlessly fusing traditional woodworking methods with contemporary technologies such as VR modeling, 3D printing, and CNC milling. His work is an explo- ration of the human experience, where he seeks to uncover the psychological layers that reside within our material possessions. Through his creations, he aims to evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of functionality. His work is characterized by its naturalistic forms and an almost human-like presence, inviting the viewer to question the role of objects in our lives and their ability to evoke emotion.
Joonas Timmi holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the Estonian Academy of Arts (2019). After which he started a woodshop in Pärnu, developing his skills in woodworking and furniture making. He has furthered his proficien- cy in “Skilled up” development program for managing directors in wood processing sector, Tsenter, Centre of Com- petence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing. Resulting in captivating fusion of technology, design and artistic expression.
He has participated in several group exhibitions such as „Present Yet-to-Be“ at the Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (2021), “Betweenness: Technoculture and the Baltics” collaboration with Norman Orro at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2023), “Entropy Gauntlet” at EKA Gallery (2023), “Trance,” the primary exhibit of Tallinn Photomonth, in collaboration with Norman Orro at the Lasnamäe Paviljon (2023).

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