TYPA ResidencyArtist in residence
During the short period Paul Pretzer, the Estonian-born Berlin painter, has spent in Tartu he has quickly grown attached to the city. He rides a bike, goes fishing in the Emajõgi River and works on printmaking at the Printing Museum. As an artist, Paul likes to pick motifs from different classical artworks and then merge them together in his own specific way. This forms a somewhat hypnotizing and surrealistic world and a completely new context. During his residence, Paul replaced his usual working method – painting – with printmaking. Using the copper etching technique, he continues to create surrealist figurative works.
On the 29th of August at 7 pm Paul invites everyone to the opening of his exhibition in the Printing Museum’s Balcony Gallery. The exhibition presents graphic works made during his residence and also earlier pieces. Visitors can also browse the catalogue that provides an overview of Paul’s oeuvre.
The exhibition will be open until the 17th of September.
More on Paul’s works:
The exhibition is supported by: Tartu Printing and Paper Museum, the City of Tartu, the Cultural Endowment of Tartu
Paul Pretzer is in Tartu as part of the Tartu municipal residency program. The Tartu Artist in Residence program is financed by the City of Tartu and implemented by the Estonian Printing and Paper Museum. For more information about the project and future artists, visit

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