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Mauri Gross (b. 1969 in Rapla) received his art education from Tallinn University and also studied stage design at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 1998-2007 he worked at the Estonian Academy of Arts as a teacher of graphic design. Since 2009 Gross has been a freelance artist, expressing himself mainly through oil painting. Other areas of activity are graphic design and interior design.
Gross is inspired by his reverence for traditional painting. In his latest works he deals with the subjective value and changing meanings of painted images. He paints ordinary everyday things, looking at how the limelight of a classic oil painting changes their value and meaning. With his works Gross wants to involve the viewer to experience the dissonance created by the combination of high-quality painting techniques and everyday things.