This artwork is from my personal exhibition “Estonian Preacher”
we both know
that painter’s fight with a color
can be defeated by faith alone
the creation can take place only
me and color
color and me
almost even loving it
turning off all others
I’m a preacher with a color
Katrin Valgemäe (born 1979) is a freelance artist living and working in Tallinn. Valgemäe has studied painting and ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts and furthered her skills at the painting department of the Art Academy of Latvia.
Valgemäe’s works are somehow irrational, not in technique, but in some psychological way. At first sight, they are beautiful, decorative, and well-painted. But after a while, more layers reveal the intriguing underlying storylines. The depicted figures are often classically painted as beautiful women, who simultaneously express menacing grotesqueness. The technical sensuousness of the figures keeps the viewer on the fine line between attraction and repulsion.