Edvards Grube (1935)
The painting of Edvards Grube could be equivalent with the term of Time. In fact, Grubes’s painting is Time itself, which can’t be measured nor in the past, nor the future. It is found in a constant flow – in Time.
Not described in words, but told by brushstrokes, strong emotional messages, where depicted objects are reduced to a sign – deep notion – a window, light, doors, a chair, a mother with child, bread, fragments of glass…
With a Latvian mentality and peasant-like thoroughness Edvards Grube’s painting reaches the revelation of spiritual tension. No one in Latvian painting has anything like it – “powerful as thunder” – that is the painting of Edvards Grube,” Ilze Zeivate.
Painter Edvards Grube was born in 1935. He lives and works in Riga.
In 1961, Edvards Grube graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia. Participating in exhibitions since 1961.
Edvards Grube works are in numerous public collections – The Ludwig Museum of Modern Art (Cologne/Germany), Collection of Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim (Cologne/Germany), Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga/Latvia), Latvian Artists Union (Riga/Latvia), Bank of Latvia (Riga/Latvia), Swedbank Contemporary Art Collection (Riga/Latvia), Russian Ministry of Culture (Moscow/Russia), The State Tretjakov Gallery (Moscow/Russia), The Lithuanian Museum of Art (Vilnius, Lithuania), as well as in private collections.