"St. Petersburg - Riga", the exhibition of ceramic artists Lyudmila Nazina and Sergei Rusakov (Russia) will take place in Riga Porcelain Museum from 6 September to 3 November 2019.
Historically, the city of St. Petersburg has had influential role in the culture and cultural education of Latvia. In contemporary ceramics, there are parallel trends still today, creating links between Riga and St. Petersburg: for instance, at different times artists from Latvia have gone to the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg to study specific skills of the trade. Ceramic artists Lyudmila Nazina and Sergei Rusakov have studied in St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design where they both currently work as pedagogues. In addition, Sergei Rusakov is one of the leading designers of the Imperial Porcelain Factory.
The exhibition, dedicated to cityscapes of Riga and St. Petersburg, unveils the creative work of the two brilliant artists. The cityscapes on display, painted on porcelain plates and plaques, demonstrates their artistic approach that combines skillful, elegant drawing with painterly decorated areas.
Artist duo Lyudmila Nazina and Sergei Rusakov specialize in porcelain in their design and pedagogical work, as well as developing and improving porcelain painting techniques by experimentation.
The exhibition will be be accompanied by educational events: artists' talk on 5 September at 5 PM to 6 PM and masterclass on 7 September at 12 PM to 2 PM.
The exhibition is organized by the Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council Riga Porcelain Museum. Supported by Riga City Council and Consulate-General of the Republic of Latvia in St. Petersburg.