The exhibition will be held in Riga Porcelain museum from 20 October 2023 to 10 December 2023 with 15 participants from 7 different countries.
Colour, no colour. Chromatic, achromatic. Primary colours, complementary colours, warm and cool tones and halftones. In visual arts, colour and colour blocking are fundamental means of expression. An illusion of tree-dimensionality and realistic impression is achieved by using a range of colour shades representing light and shadow. On the other hand, rhythmically arranged blocks of colour, either in symmetrical or asymmetrical composition, creates abstract expression. Colour impacts our senses.
With our chosen theme - "pure colour" - we invited porcelain artists to think about colour as the medium of meaning. Form, structural construction and silhouette are normally considered to be the most important aspects of sculptural artworks, but how does the meaning and reception of the object change, if colour becomes the dominant means of expression? Pure colour?
The works for the exhibition selected by a jury: Riga Porcelain Museum Director Iliana Veinberga, Riga Porcelain Museum Expositons and Exhibitions Curator Ieva Nagliņa, Riga Porcelain Museum Documents Systems Managers Ginta Eksne and Diāna Lauriņa; and artist Ieva Bertašiūtė Grosbaha.
Participanting artists: Iveta Aigare (Latvia), Neringa Akcijonaitytė (Lithuania), Adile Feyza, Cakir Ozgundogdu (Turkey), Ilze Emse-Grīnberga (Latvia), Wen-Hsi Harman (Taiwan), Kimie Ino (Brazil-Japan), Dainis Lesiņš (Latvia), Magdalena Maros (Poland), Valda Podkalne (Latvia), Inita Reimandova (Latvia), Ainārs Rimicāns (Latvia), Līga Skariņa (Latvia), Ivanda Spulle-Meiere (Latvia), Otar Vepkhvadze (Georgia), Solvita Zāle (Latvia).
In the photo: Dainis Lesiņš “Orangery”, 2023. Photo by Gvido Kajons