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Mihkel Maripuu

Born in: 1987

Estonia

Biography

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Mihkel Maripuu is born in 1987 in Estonia and at an early age he is drawn to art and painting.
He studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts and continues his masters’degree in Berlin.
Since 2008 at the age of 21 he is already showing his work in many galleries in Estonia and internationally in Georgia, Greece, Germany and now in Belgium.
Last year he won the prize of Young Painter at the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Mihkel’s work is colorful and eclectic.
He is strongly influenced by the social media and shows his adversity of consumerism in his work.
Over the last years, data is shown virtually and on screen rather than on paper.
Visual language is everywhere and taking over basic fantasies.
Technology is abundant and interferes with our lifes, everything becomes a combination of nature and technology.
The conceptual idea behind them is to play with the viewers visual minds and ignite a dialogue between 2D and 3D objects and shapes.
It comes across as vibrant and pop’art but at the same time it is ‘controlled chaos’.
Mihkel is interested in capturing this phenomenon and present this in his work.

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