Meriliis Rinne alias MERU is an Estonian born artist based in London who has gained recognition for her works having exhibited in Tallinn, Copenhagen, Oslo and London.
Her paintings have been purchased by private collectors in USA, UK Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Estonia, Finland, Sweden.
Her often spoken motto is - nothing is more powerful than talented people doing what they love. She is a perfect living example of her motto.
Meriliis is known with works what are looking for beauty and aesthetic side of life. It developed from her childhood growing up in Estonia at the end of Soviet times.
System where also all toy designs were certified with communist party at Soviet Union. Remembering lack of beautiful and colorful things, and how she began to despise ugliness, referencing the “ugly” toys and a particular memory she recalled as child having same toys, same clothes, even same furniture at home as others. This oppressed and uniformed background thought Meru from a very young age that she was different. It was dangerous to stand out but it was possible to rebel through the beauty of art to be individual.
Among her other works Meru revels in painting beautiful female figures with a unique disposition as a woman painter. To question how males look at the female form, and how even they are unaware how they view it.
Interested in the moral judgment and paradoxes
Meru' s artworks, they all bare a deeper meaning of social psychology we can draw from society today.
A big believer in giving back, – she partly does this by helping fund raising efforts for children’s hospitals in Estonia by creating art work for charity auctions, as she feels that art work has more
emotional value over money.
Meru favors acrylic paints and oils, using everything from environment to recycle from newspapers to electronic pieces to make art.
Collaborates with designers, fashion designers and other artists.
© Copyright Meriliis Rinne 2017