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Heikki Leis

Artist's country of origin: Estonia

Heikki Leis (born 1973) is a Tartu-based artist known mainly for his hyperrealist pencil drawings of famous Estonians. He graduated the Tartu Art College as a sculptor in 1991 , and he has been a freelance artist since 2000.


Leis’ imaginative set-piece photographs explore the aesthetic codes familiar from lifestyle/fashion/women’s magazines, telling stories that invite viewers to notice everything unusual and unreal in their surroundings. The title of the series “Teenage Exorcist” (2014-2015) says it all – the main character drives out evil spirits, both self-purging and cleansing the environment.


Printmaking

Inadequate use of reality by Heikki Leis
Inadequate use of reality  
60 x 90 cm
€450

Drawing

The Last Knot by Heikki Leis
The Last Knot  
113 x 113 cm
€3077
Broken by Heikki Leis
Broken  
113 x 113 cm
€7692
Fire by Heikki Leis
Fire  
115 x 115 cm
€8100
Liisi Koikson by Heikki Leis
Liisi Koikson  
60 x 60 cm
€1600

Photography

Teenager Exorcist 1 by Heikki Leis
Teenager Exorcist 1  
72 x 56 cm
€350
Teenager Exorcist 2 by Heikki Leis
Teenager Exorcist 2  
72 x 56 cm
€350
Teenager Exorcist 3 by Heikki Leis
Teenager Exorcist 3  
72 x 56 cm
€350
Teenager Exorcist 4 by Heikki Leis
Teenager Exorcist 4  
72 x 56 cm
€350
Teenager Exorcist 5 by Heikki Leis
Teenager Exorcist 5  
72 x 56 cm
€350
Teenager Exorcist 6 by Heikki Leis
Teenager Exorcist 6  
72 x 56 cm
€350
Estonia 2041 by Heikki Leis
Estonia 2041  
54 x 54 cm
€400
Uganda 1007 by Heikki Leis
Uganda 1007  
54 x 54 cm
€400
Estonia 1246 by Heikki Leis
Estonia 1246  
54 x 54 cm
€400

Other

Irish Blood by Heikki Leis
Irish Blood  
23 x 75 cm
€255

Related exhibitions (current and upcoming) View past exhibitions

Spring Exhibition 2024

01.06.2024 - 28.07.2024

Tallinn Art Hall Lasnamäe Pavilion

J. Koorti 24, Tallinn, Estonia

Opening hours: Wed-Fri 12:00 - 18:00 Sat-Sun 12:00 - 19:00

In Bloom

07.06.2024 - 27.10.2024

Fotografiska Tallinn

Telliskivi 60a, Tallinn, Estonia

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 20:00 Sat 10:00 - 20:00 Sun 10:00 - 18:00