Born 1968 in Linz/Upper Austria. Studied 1988-1993 at the University of Applied Arts with Prof. Ernst Caramelle, master class free graphics. Diploma 1993. Lives and works in Vienna.
Lorenz Estermann is a master in dealing with architectural prototypes and fragments, located in the countryside and on the peripheries of big cities. He is more interested in the old and the used, in the functionalism crafted by non-architects, than in stereotypical usability, architectural fashions and the initial perfection of buildings that temporarily defy the ravages of time as beach houses, sausage stalls, petrol stations, ship pavilions or waiting houses with visible loss of substance.
Prizes and grants:
1997 1st prize STRABAG Art Award, 1997 Talent Promotion Award Upper Austria, 1999 Prize of the Province of Lower Austria at the 26th Graphics Competition Innsbruck, 2002 O.Ö. Egon Schiele Art Centrum Cesky Krumlov scholarship abroad. 2006/07 T-Mobile-ART project scholarship T-Center Vienna, 2008 Austrian State Scholarship for Fine Arts. 2008 Recommendation of the German Gallery Association >New Talents< Förderkoje ART Cologne. 2010/11 BMUKK scholarship for Rome.