Solo exhibition at Kuldīga Art House

Exhibition “Frame catcher” that took place at the beginning of this year, captured some pop culture symbols and icons of the era. With the help of pictorial means of expression, the captured moment in Ritums Ivanovs’ works transforms the icons and symbols of today, as well as those of bygone times, into a different dimension of perception, forcing the viewer to be addressed in a new and yet unknown language.

The exhibition is a continuation of the collaboration between the artist and Kuldīgas artists residence, which commenced in 2013. A number of students from Kuldīga Art School also contributed to the creation of a special self-portrait of Ritums Ivanovs which can also be viewed at the exhibition. Alongside the exhibited self-portraits which were created at different times, viewers are also offered the opportunity to become involved in an original game, where each participant can become a frame grabber by selecting their own perspective.
In the latest series, Sungazing, in which people who are close and well-known are portrayed, the artist has rejected the line technique which is so dear to him and characteristic of his work. Sungazing was inspired by the one month he spent at an art residency in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 2015.
Work from series of works created at different times will be on show together at the exhibition. “It’s interesting, at times, to review what already exists and to understand, how a new context emerges from existing paintings.” Ritums Ivanovs reflects on the creation of the exhibition in this way. Alongside the latest series Sungazing, works from the series Symbol of Illusion, Dreamers, Erotic Movie and Stars Lights on, can be seen, in which the kind of culture which shows the era and is characteristic of today, is looked at through a visual prism.

The exhibition was curated by Uldis Pētersons.

Kuldīga Art House is located at 1905. gada ielā 6. The exhibition will be on until 13th March.

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