Exhibition of works by Dace Lapina
(18.06.2018 - 17.07.2018)
From June 18th till July 17th in the gallery "Jekabs" (26/28 Jekaba Street) will be presented an exhibition of paintings by artist Dace Lapina.
Dace Lapina is known for her figurative compositions and still lifes. She writes ordinary things - dishes, onions, garlic, eggs, nuts, berries, tablecloths, using light and restrained colour, with which the necessary mystery is achieved. The artist selects things to paint very carefully, based on the principles of form and colour aesthetics.
The works of Dace Lapina create a peculiar mood of harmony and meditation. Perfect handwriting - a stable composition, a well-crafted work surface, white on white with expertly inserted bright accents. The technical development of the works of D. Lapina prompts the viewer to stop and even for a moment feel the physical and ethical antithesis.
Dace Lapinja says: "I have consistently turned to the genre of still life, with the help of which, I think, I can best express myself, forcing a person to peer carefully into a seemingly stopped moment, where the light space and the object are in one harmony. Items that often no longer matter. They symbolize the thought that creates the mood of my paintings. I draw with the conviction that in today's hasty and rationalized world there is a great need for the art that makes and teaches people to stop and deepen. In my opinion, visual art should say something that cannot be said in words. "
The artist was born in 1954 in Riga. She studied at the Riga Art College named after J. Rosenthal (1966-1973), studied at the Latvian Academy of Arts (1974-1980), where she graduated from the studio of monumental painting of I. Zarins. Member of the Latvian Union of Artists since 1983. She has participated in exhibitions since 1979. In 2011 there was a solo exhibition of the artist in the Latvian National Museum of Art. The works of D. Lapina are in the collections of the Latvian National Art Museum, the Latvian Artists' Union and the Tretyakov Gallery, as well as in private collections in Latvia, Germany, the USA, Israel, Sweden, Denmark and Russia.
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