Born in 1985 in Pärnu, Flo Kasearu studied painting and photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. During her artistic career she has already received numerous awards, including the Köler Prize, a yearly contemporary art award in Estonia, which Flo Kasearu was endowed with in 2012.
Just a few more days, until May 5, Flo Kasearu is welcoming visitors to her own museum - The Flo Kasearu House Museum (FKM), which has temporarily settled into in a cosy wooden house in Tallinn. “A freelance artist works like a museum. I have to be my own creative and technical director, promote myself, constantly fulfil certain administrative tasks, draw up financial accounts, deal with the storing and preservation of my work and entice people into the gallery,” Flo Kasearu gives an insight into her project.
FKM souvnir shop
1. What’s the best moment of your day?
Sunny mornings are always very nice and promising.
2. Why do you work as an artist?
Because my mother gave me an artist’s name.
3. Which films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you?
Lars von Trier’s “The Idiots”, Erlend Loe’s “Naive. Super”, Joanna Rajkowska’s “Greetings from the Jerusalem Avenue”...
4. Where do you currently get ideas for your works?
From my home.
5. Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession?
The most expensive ones.
6. What do you do when you’re not occupied with art?
I am a mother.
7. Do you sleep a lot?
Not since I’ve had a baby.
8. Do you collect anything?
9. What is one of the most important things in your studio?
10. What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like?
I like food, which is made with love, and I don’t like food, which is made without love.
11. When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
12. Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening.