Laurentsius (b. 1969) has studied physical education at the University of Tartu in 1987–1990. In 1996 he graduated from the department of painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 1996, he studied English philology at the Tallinn Pedagogical University. Laurentsius’s artwork combines academic painting with pop art. On one side, his work resonates with the classic still-life in the context of the 17th century Dutch painting school, on the other side, his works are often associated with kitsch and camp. Laurentsius skillfully uses the vocabulary of kitsch and his works also serve as the parody of kitsch while magnifying with great joy all the elements of kitsch to the maximum.
Laurentsius has received the award by the Estonian Painters’ Association (1999), Konrad Mägi Art Award (1999), the Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (2011) and Kristjan Raud Art Award (2014). His artworks belong to the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia, Tartu Art Museum and Turkuu Art Museum. Laurentsius has participated in exhibitions in Europe and USA.
Exhibitions in Draakon gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.
Gallery name: Dragon gallery
Address: Pikk 18, Tallinn
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Open: 02.02.2021 - 20.02.2021