NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

impulsa opus (imprinted works), 2022

34 x 82 cm


The work reflects 4 drawings, in a room with 4 windows, exposed so that only the back of the drawings is visible, a pencil print on paper, which, like the ghosts of the past, always follows a person as time moves forward. The drawings themselves are from my notebook when the Faculty of Biology building was my art studio.


“contemplation on the mundane” is about the present always being in “now” time, where previiously experienced thing is already becoming the past, layering all over like paint on the wall. in the creation of the work, elements were taken from the building where the artwork was created and exhibited – the old Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia. All materials are specially selected based on the history of the building, or from what I have experienced in the building. The beginnings of the work can be traced back to my first solo show “no words, aka exhibition at DOM gallery”, where I specially created work that reflects the existence of space and place. Taking elements and materials from the space where the work was exhibited. “contemplation on the mundane” consists of 4 works, the names of which are formed in Latin, thinking about the history of the use of the language and the building.

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