Marita Liivak is an artist in its all-encompassing meaning and has been so her whole life. Liivak paints and talks about her experiences and thrives on topics that make her feel uncomfortable. Subject matters vary from mental health and sexuality to daily comedy, awkwardness and candid moments. Due to a natural tendency to be drawn to challenges and discomfort in order to grow, Liivak rejects mediocrity and instead of shying away from challenges, she celebrates discomfort not only for her own sake but for others as well.
The depth of Liivak's emotional capacity is what allows her to create exceptional art. The creative process is intuitive, mixed with technical proficiency and always accompanied by music that matches her mood of the moment. In this state of flow Liivak creates from the soul, revealing parts of herself she wasn’t formerly aware of, using vibrant colours and sensual figures. It’s an important point for Liivak to not fear her work and to trust the creative process. Even though Liivak believes she is capable of creating compelling art, she can not control it nor intentionally force it to come out. For the sake of authenticity and Liivak's own sanity the only intent in creating is to express her inner affairs which makes the work autobiographical and real.
Liivak enjoys the fact that people are not going to feel nor think exactly the same about her work as she does. The beauty and frustration of art lie in the same thing – it is entirely subjective and open to interpretation. After Liivak puts it out, it lives on it’s own and in everyone’s mind differently, yet she has shared a human experience that will always be somewhat recognisable to the viewer. Knowing that our bizarre and troubling experiences are essentially the same, relieves taboos of the human experience and brings us closer to each other and ourselves.