Peepletree Art Gallery presents: Aigars Liepins ar show/exhibition 'Portraits'. Location: 269, 17th Cross, Sadashivanagar, Bengaluru, 560080, India. Latviešu mākslinieka izstāde Indijā.
Aigars' Solo Show 'Portraits'.
November 18 -- December 18, 2018.
Aigars Liepiņš is a Latvian artist who moved to India in 2010.
Trained in fine art and visual communications in the Art Academy of Latvia, he has worked in graphic design, art direction, photography and videography for over 25 years.
Aigars finds his zen in the practice of fine art and painting, gardening and plants, but most of all in riding his beloved motorcycle.
This exhibition is Aigars' first show where he includes paintings, a medium he has not touched in more than 15 years. Having been immersed thus far in the design profession, this return to fine art represents the opening up of his "art chakra", encouraged to a large extent as he acknowledges, by Maya.
The use of acrylic paint as a medium in this series is also a first for him, as his medium of choice for many years was always oil paint.
What started as a series of "paper napkin" doodles, rough drawings, and later, experimental sketches and studies, has grown and evolved into this mixed media show of portraits which express and capture Aigars' take on himself, on famous people and also his friends. The portraits are intuitive, sometimes sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek, and revealing, as viewed through the prism of the artist's unique and individual perspective.
1996. Group show “Computer Graphic” galerija Centrs, Riga, Latvia;
1996. Group show “Geo Ģeo” Pedvale, Latvia, Latvia;
1999. Group show “Tauki” (“Fat”), Riga, Latvia;
2000. Solo photography show “Discovering USA III”, gallery Možums, Riga, Latvia;
2001. Group show “Transformation 2000”, gallery Noass, Rīga, Latvia;
2002. Group show “London Photographic Awards 5”, Inside Space Gallery, London, UK;
2003. Group show “Transformation 2002”, Gallery Dizaina Nams, Rīga, Latvia;
2003. Group show “Reconcilable Differences”, The Jersey Galleries, Osterley Park House, London, UK;
2003. Group show “International Miniart Exchange”- Ibere Camargo, Usina do Gasometro Cultural Center,
Porto Alegre, Brazil;
2004. Group show “International Miniart Exchange” - Moving Exhibition Gomboc Gallery, Australia;
2005. Group show “Wonderful Face 2”, galerija Carousell, Rīga, Latvia;
2005. Group show “Jukas”, Art museum “Arsenals”, Riga, Latvia;
2005. Group show “Wonderful Face 3”, galerija Carousell, Rīga, Latvia;
2006. Solo photography show “A1” – Ventspil‘s Museum, Latvia;
2006. Solo photography show “A1” – Valmiera, Latvia;
2014. Solo photography show “Big Adventure of Space Traveler” – Raffles Gallery, Bangalore, India;
2017. Duo show “Retrospective” at Peepletree Art Gallery;
2018. Group exhibition “Motoart Show” at Peepletree Art Gallery;
2018. Group Show “Design Isle - LDS Awards 2018'”, Ķīpsala Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia;
2018, Group Show “30 Years of Latvian Designers Society”, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia.
Sandra Groza (Latvia). Paintings.
August 30th – September 28th, 2018Sandra GrozaBorn in Latvia and my nationality is Latvian. In October 2014 Latvia opened Embassy in India and my husband became the first Latvian ambassador to this wonderful country. Since that time we are in New Delhi.I am not an artist but have a hobby: I like to paint the eggs for Easter which is a special time, universally enjoyed in Latvia. People colour eggs with various materials. Eggs appears on the table not only as festive delicacy, but also are used as home decoration for Easter time.
Exhibition's opening event on August 30th, 2018
Motoart Show – 'First of Its Name'
March 31, 2018 – April 29, 2018, Peepletree Art Gallery, Bangalore
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Sunday 11AM – 7PM
March 31st, 2018. Opening of the Motoart Show
Event on April 14th, 2018
April 28th, 2018. Closing event of the Motoart Show.
"Retrospective" is a group art show, in which we exhibit the works of Maya Liepina and Aigars Liepiņš, and which coincides with the formal opening of Peepletree Art Gallery on 5th of March, 2017. As it is the very first exhibition at Peepletree Art Gallery, we thought what better way to introduce ourselves than to show our earlier works.We present several of Aigars' academic works from his student days at Art Academy of Latvia – studio projects which include portraiture and studies of the human form.Some of his works like 'Self-portrait as Madonna with Machine gun' (Ink, pencil on paper) also rendered in the dry needle technique.Screen Prints, Linocut, Aquatint, Lithography in 'Not my Business'.Post Academy work – 'Arizona Desert' (Oil on cardboard), 'Creepy Dolls' inspired by collection of vintage dolls which also exposed at gallery.Maya's works are drawn from 3 different series. The most recent include landscape paintings (acrylic on canvas), inspired by the countryside covered in our motorcycle rides. "Sunflowers" is inspired by the our ride in North Karnataka, which captured the essence of this region, with the beauty of the fields of flowers and the windmills like giant mechanical flowers themselves, tracing the outline of the distant hills. "Forest Fires" depicts the fires that blazed in the Bandipur forests, that sadly destroy the forests and are a threat to the wildlife and natural ecosystem of that environment.Two of the paintings are from her cityscape series, (2009), inspired by the literary work "Invisible Cities" by the Italian author Italo Calvino.Finally two mixed media drawings rendered in a style inspired by Goth art, were meant to be self exploratory..
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