06.09. - 07.10.2023
The Old Master of Latvian painting Imants Vecozols´ 90th birthday was on July 22. His jubilee exhibition was held in the Latvian National Art museum, and the gallery Daugava also wanted to mark this outstanding event in its exhibition activities. About 15 years ago the gallery Daugava published a voluminous album of the Master’s paintings. While working on the album we had a lot of discussions about art and life, during which we came to interesting conclusions . Imants Vecozols: „ If there is a mystery in the world, it is light”/.../ I construct light using lots of white colour, but I would like to achieve the same effect by means of black or blue colour. And it is possible without altering the conception of painterly qualities. It is important to know where the light comes from: the sun or a cellar. It may come from a long distance or from a candle, even from the cosmos. Imants Vecozols’ conclusion was : if the artist succeeds in painting light, we can talk about mental values in the artwork.
Apart from Imants Vecozols’ artworks, we can also enjoy the depiction of light in the paintings of Liga Purmale, Andris Eglitis, Dace Lielā, Vija Zariņa, Rudite Dreimane, Aleksejs Naumovs, Kaspars Zariņš, Maija Tabaka and Aija Zariņa.