"Galerija 21" exhibition of three Baltic artists Jūrmala City Museum, Jūrmala August 1–7
In cooperation with Jūrmala City Museum "Galerija 21" from Riga is organising an exhibition in which three new, but already internationally recognized Baltic artists, will be represented – painter Anda Lāce from Latvia, sculptor and multi-media artist Tadas Vosylius from Lithuania and Estonian painter Alice Kask.
"Galerija 21", which opened its doors in October 2008, is willing to demonstrate how the artists of the new generation feel their era. The gallery aspires to emphasize the positive, in order to create balance between the seedy quantity of short-term art tendencies and public ideas. The founders of "Galerija 21" have ascertained the necessity of expanding the limits of a single small region, and therefore exhibit the best new artists from all three Baltic States – Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
Since its beginnings the gallery has presented the authors from Latvia and the Baltics by participating in internationally significant contemporary art exhibitions in India, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and has received an invitation to take part in an event devoted to the modern art of Shanghai, which is scheduled in September this year. (Read more about the planned participation in SH Contemporary 11 here.) The artists exhibited in the museum up to now have already been successfully displayed in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as in the most significant art metropolises of the world, including Moscow, New York and Delhi.
Latvia is represented by artist the Anda Lāce (1982), who has proven herself already in several individual and group exhibitions, in which she has been taking part since 2003. In 2010 Anda Lāce was nominated for the Vilhelms Purvītis Prize twice. For the first time Anda Lāce was nominated for the exhibition “Neizdibināmās takas” organised at "Galerija 21" in the spring of 2010, and for the second time for her series of paintings which was created for the Art Festival of Cēsis. The artist’s paintings have been acknowledged in several exhibitions in Latvia, as well as abroad – in Moscow, Stockholm, Delhi, Bremen and Vilnius. Anda Lāce has purposefully developed her characteristic painting style of “lyrical mysteriousness”, which, through reduced colourfulness, provides the feeling of participation in the artist’s view of the particular event or situation portrayed in her works.
Alice Kask (1976) is a popular Estonian new generation painter who since 1997 has been taking part in international exhibitions in Finland, Germany, France and the U.S. The paintings by Alice Kask are characteristic with laconic, but rich tonality and her works are energetically charged, solving existential problems. Kask is a great drawer and painter. She does not use photography in her works of hyper-realistic trends. Her works are represented in Estonian museums, as well as in several private collections not only in Europe, but also in Turkey and China.
Lithuanian Tadas Vosilyus (1980) is a promising sculptor who, incorporating the principles of classic sculpture with the options provided by the newest technologies, creates interactive objects, multi-media installations both indoors and in the city environment, as well as forms visual-audio sculptures, turning ordinary household objects into surprising works of art.