Ginters Krumholcs (1980)
Ginters Krumholcs is an emerging contemporary Latvian sculptor. His sculpture “Sunrise” depicts a naked figure of Apollo, who’s shooting down drones in the sky with his bow. The drones are like symbols for nowadays’ distractions – all the gadgets and technologies that disturb us to actually see and be attentive. Apollo is purifying our thinking and the field of vision. It is a well-known fact that the rainbow emerges after rain when everything is starting to be pure and clear. Hence, Apollo is sculpted in rainbow colours, symbolising his clear vision and purification.
Ginters Krumholcs’ sculptures always have made an interactive real life and visual art interaction, directing around themselves a public attention, including Latvian, showing that none of us live outside the context of world culture, world political events and a feeling of era breath. Therefore until now his sculptures have been seen separately in a different socially active projects and exhibitions in Latvia and also abroad.
Ginters Krumholcs (1980) has graduated from the Department of Sculpture at the Art Academy of Latvia (2007) and has been participating in exhibitions since 2001. Ginters Krumholcs has organized three solo shows and participated in more than 30 group exhibitions. Ginters Krumholcs’ works are held in the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga, Latvia) and AP Anlage & Privatbank (Zurich, Switzerland).
For his solo shows "Why Didn't You Wake Me Up?" (2013, the Arsenals Exhibition Hall of Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga / Latvia) and „Mayday” (2011, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga / Latvija), the sculptor was nominated for the prestigious Purvitis Prize. Ginters Krumholcs’ solo show "Why Didn't You Wake Me Up?" was among eight finalists, whose works were exhibited at the exhibition “Purvitis Prize 2015” (2015, the Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga / Latvia).