MILK AND BLOOD


Solo exhibition in Maksla XO gallery / Riga, Latvia / November-December of 2011
Medium: 13 paintings: oil, tempera and gouache w/ graphite, color pencils, print, spray paint and pen on canvas


Permafrost

Permafrost

 
Insight

Insight

 
Weavers

Weavers

 
Bather

Bather

 
Levitation by the Baltic Sea

Levitation by the Baltic Sea

 
Boy with the Red Riding Hood

Boy with the Red Riding Hood

 
Kiss

Kiss

 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star..

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star..

 
Snow White

Snow White

 
Itching

Itching

 
Ascension

Ascension

 

Exhibition opening. Photo courtesy of Maksla XO gallery.


”Milk and blood are words which we use to describe a young, healthy girl or a child in Latvian language, but separately for each of these words can be found a complicate semiotic meaning. All the works of exhibition seems to be portraits of children and young people, moreover the composition and expression style is very classical with a reference to traditional painting. But at the same time none of them is real ”portrait” as they do not represent a particular person or situation. They are not children. Those are metaphors for innocence, potential of development, vulnerability, intuition.

As an instrument for my painting I combine the synthetic properties of 3D computer programs and fine and precise hand work in different materials – graphite, colored pencils, pens, markers, blow colors, gouache, temperas and oil colors. This is my set of methods to capture the final contrast collision point in a material, in an image, such as artificial – natural, alive – dead, beautiful – unpleasant, attractive – deterrent, ect.”