August Künnapu

August Künnapu (1978) is a painter whose favourite subject is people dedicated to their work and their surrounding environment. Künnapu’s works often blend the effects of Cubism, art deco, pop art and vibrant Naivism. All this effectively creates a multifaceted result that is very attractive in its bold colours. Künnapu studied at the Estonian Institute of Humanities (1996–1997), followed by studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts (1997–2002, architecture) and a summer course at the Slade School of Art in London (2000, painting). Since 2005 he has been the editor of Epifanio, a timeless cultural newspaper for readers of all ages. Künnapu’s exhibition activities are active and productive; he has held solo exhibitions outside Estonia in Manila, Berlin, Riga, Helsinki and Tampere. In 2007, Künnapu’s paintings were recognised with the Konrad Mägi Medal and Art Award, and in 2018 with the Kristjan Raud Prize.