Exhibition of works by Valdis Bušs
(01.11.2017 - 18.11.2017)
From November 1, in the art gallery "Jēkabs" (26/28 Jekabā Street), will be seen an exhibition of works by the outstanding painter Valdis Bušs (1924-2014). In this exhibition paintings made at different times will be displayed.
Paintings of Valdis Bušs reveal a human dialogue with the universe, discovering and conceiving its essence through concrete closer and further objects. Trees, earth, water, sky and sun. Mostly he painted landscapes. Most of the time the artist worked in nature, though, some paintings were finished in the workshop. He always painted with pure colors, large strokes, thus creating a rather conditional image of nature. Abiding in the eye, hand and heart of the painter, the contrasts of color and strokes create an amazingly harmonious image in his paintings. The high horizon or trees in his paintings often stand between the viewer and the sky, but with the author we look upwards, above the tree tops or house roofs.
Valdis Bušs was born into a farming family, he participated in the Second World War. After the war he joined Latvian State Academy of Arts, where his teachers were A. Skride and L. Svemps. However, due to various circumstances, he did not graduate university. After studies artist worked as a teacher and designer. Exhibitions in various Latvian cities, as well as elsewhere in Europe, America and Australia, artist participated since 1971. In 1973 he became a member of the Artists' Union, later he became Head of its Jurmalas department. Currently artist works are in the National Museum of Art, Latvian Artists' Union, Jurmala City museum collections and local governments, as well as in many private collections.
In the art gallery “Jekabs” Valdis Bušs exhibition will be viewable from November 1st, 2017 on weekdays from 11:00 till 18:00 and on Saturdays from 11:00 till 15:00.