Meriliis Rinne 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.
Meriliis is known with works what are looking for 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.
Her often spoken motto is - nothing is more powerful than talented people doing what they love. She is a perfect living example of it.