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My studio is my comfort zone. Although I don’t consider being an artist and making art a comfort.

What I do in one sentence: I am communicating.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: I have had several “proper jobs” but making art seems to be my mission. Or at least obsession. Doing both art and having a proper job is very time and energy consuming so you need to choose.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: Very difficult question. Lacking time and money are not reasons why some ideas should not be accomplished. When you have little money you use cheaper materials. When you say you don’t have time then this is usually just an an excuse not to do. So it was not actually a difficult question.

Why I do what I do: This is my mission or at least obsession.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): Raymond Pettibon, David Shrigley, Marcel Dzama are the first three that pop up to my head. But I am not too good at following what the other atrists are doing. Very random. I am very busy with my own ideas. Generally speaking what I like in art – it must speak to me, it must givre me a feeling that there is a real person with the real life behind the work. Honesty. Rock’n’Roll.

I am afraid of running out of ideas and power before I die.

I know that a piece is finished when I feel it is finished.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: “I JUST WANTED TO EXPRESS MYSELF”.