Solo exhibition “laime.lv”
Colour booklet. Text by Aiga Dzalbe
7 new large-size works on view at the Riga Gallery from 4 to 27 September
INGA BRŪVERE cultivates her individual style consistently, blending Minimalist, Pop Art and Op Art elements.
Seven latest large-size works in the exposition “laime.lv” seem to mark places and countries among which Latvian seekers of happiness draw their trajectories – in England, Germany, France, Spain, Ireland.
The artist’s intention is surprisingly perfectly revealed in the key work of the exposition – a painted diptych with ornaments, including the Laima’s Cross well known in Latvian folklore.
INGA BRŪVERE, an adept of Minimalism, uses coloured pencils on white canvas and constantly applies simple geometric forms. In the confines of self-imposes asceticism the artist voices a conceptually poignant message – social and critical exploration of society.
INGA BRŪVERE was born in 1963. In 2003 she got MA in arts at the Latvian Academy of Art.
The artist has participated in numerous international residencies and exhibitions.
• 1996–1997 – Latvian workshop of Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris/France
• 2002 – Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire/England, etc.
The artist has established especially lasting contacts in Germany (Munich).
This is Inga Brūvere’s third exhibition at the Riga Gallery after two successful shows – “Tandem” in 1999 and “Kaleidoscope” in 2003.
Selected group exhibitions:
• 2000 – International Monetary Fund Arts Society, Washington D.C./USA
• 2003 – Abstractionism in Latvia, Exhibition Hall “Arsenāls” of the State Musem of Art, Riga/Latvia
• 2005 – The Art of Abstraction, Riga Gallery, Riga/Latvia
• 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 – creative scholarships of the State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvia
• 2002 – Creative scholarship of the British Council (London). Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire/England
Works in collections:
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga/Latvia
KfW, Frankfurt am Main/Germany
Airline corporation “airBaltic”, Riga/Latvia
Pedvāle Open Air Art Museum, Pedvāle/Latvia