The exhibition will run from 21 December 2021 until 30 January 2022 in the Riga Porcelain Museum's display windows
The exposition in the museum’s display windows brings together artworks created by A.Paškēviča in the last three years: painted plates, vases, pots and other objects, whose moulds were also created by the artist. As well as subjects from the ancient world and mythology, Antoņina has a longstanding passion for flora un fauna. The diversity of natural forms inspires her to create original objects and delicate paintings. She invites the viewer to experience the natural world through closeup views of frogs, crickets, fish, lizards, birds and forest animals, grass stalks in the meadow, pond water and dew droplets; to feel the breadth, light and atmosphere of nature. Antoņina has an original manner and technique of painting. She employs this to create masterful surface décor, combining glazing and porcelain paste relief with overglaze painting with pigments, lustres and noble metals.
Antoņina Paškēviča was one of the leading artists at the Riga Porcelain Factory’s Artistic Laboratory from 1978 to 1994. Her role at the factory was producing décor sketches for product rotation. However, her qualification from the Moscow Institute of Technology was related to small form sculpture, and her colleagues encouraged Antoņina to create moulds. She then began creating original porcelain mould vessels, objects and sets.
Image: Service set. Mould “Sigulda”, design author Ēriks Ellers, Riga Porcelain Factory, 1970s. Painting – Antoņina Paškēviča, author’s work, 2020. Photo – Gvido Kajons