06.04. - 03.05.2017. KRISTAPS ZARINS "Privately"

06.04. - 03.05.2017

Galerija "Māksla XO"

Elizabetes iela 14, Rīga, LV 1010

"Privately. Strawberry" 2016, colour pencils, acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm


In his latest exhibition “Privately” painter Kristaps Zarins continuous to searching for himself in a new technique with coloured pencils on canvas, revealing his private space – his yard and his garden, hidden from the eyes of others.

“Privately, because I paint my marked territory – marked in thoughts, works, everyday life and emotions.
Privately, because all of the works of the exhibition were created with coloured pencils, while the hand was fallowing the thought with strokes.
Privately, because the format is a square, which I feel the best.
Privately, because the ground was dug and a flower was planted,” Kristaps Zarins, 2017.

Kristaps Zarins (1962) has graduated from the Department of Painting of the Art Academy of Latvia (1986). Since 1994 – a professor at the Art Academy of Latvia; since 2007 – the prorector at the Art Academy of Latvia. He has organized more than 20 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Latvia and abroad.
Kristaps Zarins works are in public collections – Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga, Latvia), Collection of Artist's Union of Latvia (Riga, Latvia), Art Foundation Collection (Moscow, Russia), Collection of the Russian Ministry of Culture (Moscow, Russia), Collection of the Russian Art Academy (Moscow, Russia), Swedbank Contemporary Art Collection (Riga, Latvia), ARS Medical Company Art Collection (Riga, Latvia).  As well as in private collections in Latvia, UK, USA, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Norway, Switzerland, and Germany.