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The ATLAS OF HEAVENS series is an exercise in pseudo-cartography. Anyone looking at nature will regularly recognize structures that call up associations with maps and alien worlds. Peeter Laurits found them in the toadstools with which he was surrounded when he moved to a small hut in the woods of southern Estonia. He photographed them so that they create the illusion of colourful and bizarre planets. In doing so he has not only produced portraits of magic mushrooms, but also accounts of mental trips that are sometimes hallucinatory and sometimes meditative in nature.
Born and raised in Estonia, Peeter Laurits (Soviet Union, 1962) studied at the universities of Tartu, Tallinn and Leningrad, and at the New York International Center of Photography. Otherwise self-educated, he has delved deeply into history, philosophy, literature and art, influences that are perceptible in his work. Since 1990 his work has been exhibited in England, Island, the United States, Germany, The Netherlands, and other countries
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