Maksla XO Gallery in Riga, Latvia invites you to the opening of Marko Meätamm’s (CRF 2013) new exhibition THEY SAY on Thursday, 3rd of November, 2022, from 5-8PM.
“The inspiration for making the series THEY SAY comes, similarly to most of my other works, from real life. As a freelance artist, sales are always important to me. And as a sensitive person I don’t feel too comfortable when the buyer starts to bargain and argue about the deal and say things I particularly don’t like to hear. Yet at the same time this is a part of being an artist –you do your thing, put it out in public and just get ready for what happens next. From the beginning of my career till today I have heard people saying very different commentaries about why they cannot, unfortunately, buy my work. I say ‘unfortunately’ because it usually starts something like: I really like this work BUT… So I started to collect these commentaries one day. This series is a selection of some of the most beautiful explanations about what is wrong with the work they would actually really like to buy.” – Marko Mäetamm, 2022.
Marko Mäetamm is one of the most prominent contemporary Estonian artists. He has twice represented the Estonian National Pavillon at the Venice Art Biennale. Learn more here.
Image: Marko Meätamm, “They say,” 2021, acrylic on paper, 70×100 cm