be. feel. approach. find. observe.
It is important for me to be in contact with myself, to connect with myself, but not place myself in the centre of attention. It is important for me to observe, notice, and not to teach nor judge. Noticing life is a new beginning that is derived from the present moment. This is the connect. This is how I connect. Here, the narrative is formed through a human face that shows minute and fine vibrations, feelings and happenings. My intention is to merely touch global consciousness through my personal angle.
Ritums Ivanovs exhibition “Connect” will be held at Gallery Bastejs from November 16. After the exhibition in Riga, a part of the paintings will be exhibited in Scope Miami Beach (USA) international contemporary art fair from November 29 till December 5. Pieces exposed in the exhibition are in different sizes and reflect the artist's personal study on the essence of global consciousness, which is attained by meditation.
Ritums Ivanovs is one of the Latvian artists who has managed to gain international recognition. Through symbolic aspects of pop culture, eroticism and death, Ivanovs observes different states of emotions and being. The artist works in a self-invented line technique, which combines the traditions of pop art and realism.
With over 75 art fairs spanning more than 15 years, art fair SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows garner extensive critical acclaim and over 500 million annual impressions across print, digital and television. With cumulative sales well over one billion dollars and attendance of 1.2 million visitors, SCOPE Art Show is the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world.
The SCOPE Miami Beach art fair features 125 International Exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities and will welcome over 50,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach’s is once again poised to lead the charge for emerging contemporary art market.
SCOPE Miami Beach opens for the Platinum First View on Tuesday, November 29, 12pm-4pm; followed by the VIP and Press Preview 4pm-8pm. The fair will run through Sunday, December 4th.
Ritums Ivanovs exhibition opening November 16 at 6PM at Gallery Bastejs, Alksnāja iela 7, Rīga, Latvia. Exhibition open Nov. 15. until Dec. 17, 2016.
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