Marko Mäetamm – Our Daddy is a Hunter, 2014

<p>Mäetamm shows us the frustration of a middle-aged family man. He plays around with the notions of family, home and house. Violence distorts their normal image – a bleeding house, a killer dad or the explosion of accumulated sexual frustration. He uses his own family as material to play with, to create imaginary situations where things have gone horribly wrong, although depicting violence in a funny, animated way so that it becomes a kind of “Tom & Jerry”.</p><p></p><p>–</p><p></p><p>Marko Mäetamm (1965) is an artist whose work is based on personal stories, used to create existentially absurd and critical caricatures. Mäetamm has represented Estonia in the Venice Biennale twice: in 2003 (under the pseudonym John Smith, together with Kaido Ole) and in 2007. His work is characterised by an interdisciplinary, series-oriented and narrative approach, where figurative image and text carry an equal weight.</p>