Katrin Valgemäe, a freelance artist based in the city of Tallinn, Estonia. She trained in painting and ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts and advanced her painting skills at the Latvian Academy of Arts.
Oven Glove "Male Tears"
The oven glove is handmade in Estonia
Picture side: 100% polyester
Inside: 50/50 cotton and polyester blend
Bottom half: 50/50 cotton and polyester blend
Length 32 cm
Wash at 40 degrees
The price of 75€ includes one oven glove
Transport included in the price
The idea for this painting came from my own life; it is my allegorical self-portrait. The kitchen is the epicentre of my home. It’s a place where I spend most of my time. Whether it is caring for my small child, cooking, or doing other chores, everything happens in the kitchen. I also paint in the kitchen. Additionally, there is a hint of influence from Richard Hamilton, from his (1956) collage “Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?” I tried to capture the satire of my “well” organised everyday life, the parodical stretch of the overwhelming illusion – always trying to be everything to everybody and nothing less.