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28.02. - 26.03.2013. Edvards Grube "DAYLIGHT"

28.02.2013. - 26.03.2013.

Galerija "Māksla XO"

Elizabetes iela 14, Rīga, LV 1010

"Daylight" 2013, oil on canvas, 162x146

Edvards Grube  DAYLIGHT

Maksla XO Gallery from 28.02. – 26.03.2013

Edvards Grube belongs to that generation of Latvian painters who followed the first Soviet era art rebels, the generation of the so-called ‘’Severe Style’’. Right now, Edvards Grube painting marks one of the highest points of Latvian culture.

Edvards Grube’s creative force is the embodiment of Latvian mentality, which reaches the revelation of spiritual tension in peasant-like thoroughness. There are no accidental themes. Grube’s path of artistic growth carries the dramatic markings of the Crucified, the subject of mother and child, the motif of light in the window, fragments of violin, bread. Each depicted object is transformed into a sign that carries the whole load of the work.

Although condensed and laconic, the message of Grubes works contains an essentially masculine approach to the deepest foundations of human life.


Edvards Grube was born in 1935. Lives and works in Riga, Latvia.  His field of work is painting.                
Graduated from the Latvian Academy of Art (1961). Participations in exhibitions from 1961.

Edvards Grube works in public collections:
Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga/Latvia)
Latvian Artists Union ( Riga/Latvia)
The Ludwig Museum of Modern Art (Cologne, Germany)
The Jeane Freifrau von Oppenheim Collection (Cologne, Germany)
The Lithuanian Museum of Art (Vilnius, Lithuania)
The State Tretjakov Gallery (Moscow/Russia)
Russian Ministry of Culture (Moscow/Russia)