- - 26.09.2013SILVA LINARTE "REFLECTIONS" A person is able to overcome even almost insuperable obstacles and find a new sense of life. (S. Linarte) Silva Veronika Linarte has always looked to the strength of family, Latgalian (southwestern Latvia) warmth and spiritual environment that her parents had created. She was born in a family of teachers on February 26, 1939, near Daugavpils. In 1941, the two-year-old girl and her family were deported to the Krasnoyarska district of Siberia. Silva returned to Latvia in 1957. She began to participate in art exhibitions in 1965, became a well-known artist, a talented teacher and a loving mother.
- - 06.08.2013DILWIN SMITH "THE WINDOWS" The latest works by Dillwyn Smith show his growing interest in organized spatial relationships between color and form. Continuing the tradition of geometric abstractionism, his works hold a dialogue with color fields of Barnett Newman, Ellsworth Kelly, Mark Rothko and Blinky Palermo. Recently, the artist has given preference to textile works instead of his traditional painting technique. His textile works emerge from impressions travels have left on him. The idea about the project “The windows” evolved when Dillwyn participated in the plein-air “Mark Rothko 2012”. The impressions made by the local landscape and the traditional life style, motifs that had captured his imagination – all that has become the material for artistic images. Quite often, the impressions obtained from reality are given unexpected interpretations, showing well-known things in a new perspective.