“False Memories” is inspired by the human mind’s ability to guard itself from negative experiences and rewrite memories. The painting is the artist’s visualization of protective totems inhabiting the human unconscious mind, which is a continuous subject of hers. The three figures depicted in the painting are presented as safekeepers. They are partly dissolved into the abstract surroundings while firmly holding together a structure of protection and confidence.
Maris Paal is an Estonian artist based in Tallinn. She has graduated from the painting department in Pallas University of Applied Sciences and is currently enrolled in the Contemporary Art masters program of Estonian Academy of Arts. She has held solo exhibitions in Tallinn and Tartu and is actively taking part in group exhibitions and auctions.
Estonian Academy of Arts
2021-…Contemporary Art (MA)
Pallas University of Applied Sciences
2017-2021 Painting (BA)
Hungarian University of Fine Arts
Fine arts department, Erasmus
University of Ioannina
Fine arts department, Erasmus , Tartu Art School
2023 “Olen siin käinud” / “I’ve been here before », Jakobi Gallery “Mõni hetk”
2023 Together with Helen Bunder and Talia. Türi Cultural Centre “Paralleelpotentsiaalid” / “Parallelpotentials”
2022 Duoexhibition with Brita Maripuu. Sepikoja Gallery, Põhjala Factory “Iiveldus” / “Nausea”
2020 Tartu Kunstimaja