Heikki Leis was born in 1973 in Tartu, Estonia. He graduated from the Tartu Art School in 1995 with a diploma in sculpture. He has been working as a freelance HEIKKI artist since 2000, and presenting his works at exhibitions since 2004. At present, Heikki is very active in creating hyper-realistic drawings and photography. One LEIS of his great passions is analogue photography, with the main focus on people and their grotesque surroundings. In contrast to his drawings, he enjoys staging bizarre and unrealistic situations for his photo shoots.
The main source of inspiration for this work is the Estonian language, which is considered to be one of the nicest-sounding languages in the world. Naturally, to me it is the most beautiful. It is rich in vowels, making the sound very sof and title: fuid. Tere is even a vowel, Õ, which cannot be found in any other language. To LANGUAGE illustrate this point, Estonian has compound words consisting mainly of vowels, such as JÄÄ-ÄÄR, ÕUEAIAÄÄR and ÕEÄI. Since we are a very small nation, our language is extremely important to us, and we do our best to preserve and technique: appreciate it. Te second source of inspiration was the dress itself – this was the frst time I had designed a dress, and it was an exciting experience to draw and ACRYLIC AND MARKER paint directly on textile.