From 31 January to 30 March 2019, the Mūkusala Art Salon's Upper Gallery hosts the exhibition of Ronalds Rusmanis' latest works 'Let’s Meet'.
In recent years the theme of painter Ronalds Rusmanis' art has been the leisure time of his contemporaries. Board games, having a drink, chatting – it is a setting for relaxed conversations and a free atmosphere. Sometimes we recognise an acquaintance among these groups and frequently the author himself. The bustle of a muted gathering unfolds in compositions of nuanced greys, where each participant is a vital segment in this passage of time.
Ronalds Rusmanis says: “At present the main theme of my works is people and their relationships in a particular atmosphere and event. I am interested in making figural compositions where these disparate people have to be combined and fitted together in a single image. Their emotions, character, behaviour have to be shown. In my works, I often enjoy putting together what is semi-abstract, stylised with the real. Painting people is what is most interesting for me. Especially the ones I know.”
Ronalds Rusmanis (1981) graduated from the Master's Programme of the Department of Painting of the Art Academy of Latvia (2008). Taking part in exhibitions since 2004 and so far has held 3 personal exhibitions – 'It’s Magical' (AirBaltic Training Centre, 2012), 'Aeroplanes' (Gallery 21, 2010), 'Let's Fly?' (Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, 2008).
The curator of the exhibition is Diāna Barčevska.
Publicity image: Ronalds Rusmanis. Visit to the Bar on a Late Autumn Evening. 2016. Oil on canvas. 150 x 240 cm. Courtesy of the artist.