Transitional Forms

18.05.2017. - 22.06.2017.
Upper Gallery
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From 18 May to 22 June 2017, Atis Izands' exhibition Transitional Forms is on view in the Upper Gallery of the Mūkusala Art Salon.


Atis Izands' personal exhibition Transitional Forms shows the artist's new paintings as well as spatial objects made specially for the Mūkusala Art Salon. They form a unified artistic image, which underlines painting's relationship to geometry, its extension beyond the plane and transformation. The exhibition reflects Izands' latest experiments, which the artist defines as a position between classical oil painting and installation art. The included easel paintings are strictly subordinated to light as the dominant medium, yet they contain a broad visual message – from landscapes to geometrical abstraction.

The contents of the works rise from significant personal events as well as reflections on their interaction with global processes. With the help of symbols, the author forms his own perspective on current social agenda in the development of Western Civilisation, its possible transformation and change of direction. Will the unbridled development be able to retain culture and art in its existing form? The easel paintings and objects have been made in narrative synergy and complement each other. They form a unified artistic whole where the content has provoked the formal expression.



Atis Izands (1986) earned a Master's degree from the Department of Painting of the Faculty of Visual Arts of the Art Academy of Latvia (2015). He took part in the group exhibition of young artists Tension (2016, LNMA Arsenāls Exhibition Hall), represented Latvia in the international contemporary art biennale Jeune Création Européenne (2015, Paris). Transitional Forms is the artist's first personal exhibition.



Curator: Diāna Barčevska

Authors:
Atis Izands
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