Estonian artist KATRIN VALGEMÄE Off the beaten path with a blend of classical finesse and pop, kitsch, and camp, her creations explore the human spirit in this AI-dominated era. Welcome to the ironically twisted world!
90 x 90 cm
Oil on canvas
Original artwork by Katrin Valgemäe
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This painting was exhibited in Katrin Valgemäe's solo exhibition, "Queens of Chaos," at Gallery Myymälä2 in Helsinki. This solo exhibition, marking her debut outside Estonia, showcases a series of kitschy paintings influenced by the visual allure of Finnish TV advertising from her childhood and serves as a satirical commentary on Estonian consumerism during the final decade of Soviet occupation. Valgemäe's sophisticated portraits of women, juxtaposed with the promotion of everyday brands, provoke thought on the intersection of aesthetics and commercialism, bridging timelines from socialist dreams to the exuberant 1990s and the present. Curated by Ramiro Camelo, the exhibition invites a closer look at Valgemäe's deliberately flamboyant style, revealing a technically savvy and whimsically offbeat visual world.