Once, when I showed this artwork, I was asked if it wasn’t a pig, or at least some other person rather than me. Dona Norbis Pacem. 46×46 cm. 2009 Gundega Strautmane. Children copy their parents, we copy everything around us. The forest seen here is shown as an abstract figure, a construction in the form of a cube, therefore a new forest has been deconstructed. vai lietus uzgleznots. The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift organisation started in the 1920s as a leftist leisure time education programme.
The starting point of Beshty’s works is the photographic process. At this exhibition he presents largescale photograms, created by running photo-sensitive paper through airport X-ray machines. Nevar noliegt, ka redzīgam cilvēkam taustes uztvere nav prioritāra, tāpēc būtu gaužām interesanti, ja šī spēja būtu jāattīsta, lai varētu pilnasinīgi un daudzdimensionāli uz tvert kādu mākslas darbu. Usually you present your thoughts, your vision, some kind of an offer, and someone comes and has a look at what you have done, but they already have their own ideas, their own reactions, and this is where art begins. I wished to be present at that moment.
Arī Gundega Strautmane savulaik ir sēdējusi stellēs un darinājusi gobelēnus. Koester’s installation The Hashish Club consists of an abstract 16 mm film with cannabis plants as its main characters, with photographs of decadent 19th-century interiors and the subdued light of Moroccan lanterns. Which, in my opinion, could come in very handy in Latvia today. Knowing nothing of this, my parents, it would appear, followed this principle: my mother taught me to do the dishes, while my father instructed me in sawing, using a plane and soldering. Now I’m normal, I may be five, ten minutes late. I haven’t turned it into an art form either, I go along with the crowd. So, somewhat more orderly events in art are not a bad thing.