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16.02. - 07.03.2017. KRISTAPS GELZIS. PAULIS LIEPA

16.02. - 07.03.2017

Galerija "Māksla XO"

Elizabetes iela 14, Rīga, LV 1010



At the time when the winner of Purvītis Prize 2017 will be announced and the exhibition of the 8 finalists will be on display at the Latvian National Museum of Art, “Maksla XO” gallery from 16th February till 7th March will show works by two Latvian contemporary artists.

In the white hall of the gallery – the plastic paintings by the winner of Purvītis Prize 2011 Kristaps Gelzis that were created during the period of four years from 2012 till 2015 and have been on display in Latvia (Maksla XO gallery), Lithuania (16th International Vilnius Painting Triennial “Nomadic Images” and Art Vilnius 2016), Italy (during the 56th Venice Biennale at exhibitions "Personal Structures - Crossing Borders" and “Ornamentalism. Purvītis Prize. Latvian Contemporary Art”) and Germany (Preview Berlin 2012, 2013; ART.FAIR 2013 in Cologne; POSITIONS Berlin 2014).

In Maksla XO gallery’s cupola hall – original graphic works by Paulis Liepa, created in 2015 and 2016 and shown at the  International Print Triennial Krakow 2015 in Poland, the first Kaunas International Graphics Biennial  “Culture Line” in Lithuania and Positions Berlin 2016 in Germany.