Announcing the 2017 Young Painter Prize Winner – Alexei Gordin



Estonian visual artist Alexei Gordin is the winner of the 2017 “Young Painter Prize.” The Young Painter Prize has been held since 2009 and is one of the most important art events in the Baltic countries, uniting Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian young artists under 30 with a common goal – to present their cultural identity, art school practices and personal creative potential.

Gordin’s work is currently exhibited along with the other finalists at the VDA parodų salėsin Vilnus, Lithuania, until November 19th, 2017. As part of the generous prize package supporting the development of young Baltic artists’ careers, Gordin will also receive a residency in one of SomoS live/work studios in August and September of 2018.

SomoS congratulates Alexei Gordin and all of the other finalists and is looking forward to getting to know Alexei when he arrives at SomoS later next year.

Alexei Gordin, Alone in the studio. Acrylic on canvas, 180x120cm, 2017. Winning Entry for YPP 2017

Alexei Gordin (b. 1989, Tomsk) lives and works in Tallinn. He has studied painting at the Estonian Art Academy. In his sardonic work, he employs different mediums such as painting, drawing, photo, video, and performance. His practice is informed by the problematic sides of contemporary liberal society that Gordin portrays through ironic narratives and use of antiheroes.

Find out more about Alexei Gordin, The Young Painter Prize and SomoS Artist Residencies.