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31.05. - 26.06.2012. Laris Strunke & Eva Lange BASE OF HEART AND HOME

31.05.2012. - 26.06.2012.

Galerija "Māksla XO"

Elizabetes iela 14, Rīga, LV 1010

Laris Strunke & Eva Lange
Maksla XO Gallery Riga, May31st – June 26th, 2012

Art Gallery „Maksla XO" in cooperation with Latvian National Museum of Art, Swedish Embassy in Riga and Republic of Latvia Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the honour to present an exhibition in Riga – Basis of Heart and Home by Swedish artist of Latvian origin Laris Strunke and Swedish sculptor Eva Lange, which will be opened in the presence of both artists.

The outstanding painter Laris Strunke was born in 1931 in Riga, and he still is one of the most prominent artists in Sweden. He is a world-known artist, who is faithful to abstract painting and whose works rank at the top of the European abstract painting.
The paintings of Laris Strunke stand out with the nordic asperity, monumentality, extensiveness, clear forms and laconism, rhythm, and shaded and emotional nuances. His works are dominated by nature, space, shape, sign, situation.

Laris Strunke (b. 1931 in Riga) is Honorary Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Since the year 1959 he has had numerous exhibitions in Swedish towns and cities, as well as participated in group exhibitions in Sweden, Norway, Italy, Mexico, Denmark, Hungary, China, Finland, Canada, Latvia, Iceland, Germany, Australia and Brasil.
Works by Laris Strunkes are part of a number of private and public art collections in Sweden – The Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Malmö Art Museum, the Museum of Sketches in Lund, Västerås Art Museum, Linköping Art Museum, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Laholm Technical Museum, Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, Latvian National Museum of Art, and Swedbank Collection of Contemporary Art in Riga.
Laris Strunke has been awarded:
In 2003 – Republic of Latvia Order of the Three Stars (Level IV)
In 2002 – Gold Medal of the Latvian Artists' Union
In 2002 – Egon Lundgren Medal (by Swedish Royal Academy of Arts)
In 2001 – Prince Eugene Medal (Sweden)

Works of Swedish sculptor Eva Lange (1935, Stockholm) are without doubt examples of minimalism, which adds a strong emotional message to the simple and laconic forms and clear materials.
The artist has chosen special plaster mass for creating the large exhibition works. But smaller pieces of art are mostly made of marble, alabaster, granite, or glass, but environment objects are made of granite.
Eva Lange sees the world expressively and emotionally, her vision is full of peace and she manages to convey these feelings through her works.

Eva Lange (b. 1935 in Stockholm) is Honorary member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1964 Eva Lange has had regular exhibitions and participated in group shows in many European countries. For her sculptures she has received numerous awards. Lange's art is part of many private and public art colelctions – The Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Gotland Art Museum, Gothenburg Art Museum, Museum of Foreign Art „Riga Bourse", as well as exhibited in urban cityspace in a number Swedish cities.

Curator of the exhibition, gallery „Māksla XO” director
Mg. Art. Ilze Žeivate


Exhibition is supported by: