Angela Maasalu Emerging artist
Angela Maasalu (1990) is an Estonian painter living and working in London. Her work mainly involves exploring the topics of her own and her generation’s (often called millennials) struggles and relations with the issues of the contemporary society in general. Her work is a diary-like visual biography, where symbolic motifs represent various hidden meanings such as mountain having the meaning of looking for certainty and reaching one’s goals, house meaning love and security (or the lack of it) – all continuing the same linear series with slowly changing and added details. Dreamy pastel colours hiding the bleak reality, covering up the ugly facade. Angela Maasalu holds a BA from the University of Tartu, MA from the Estonian Academy of Arts and has also completed a course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.