It Is Written
 The Lilac Face. 2011. Oil on canvas, 55x38 Poster Ochre. 2011. Oil on canvas, 55x115 
  :) 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 115x90 The Pink Square. 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 90x60 
  Jānis Purcens. Ultramarine with Nacre. 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 150x150 The Green One with a Brush. Acrylic on canvas, 90x60 
    
    
   
11.05.2011-11.06.2011Jānis Purcens

It Is Written

Solo exhibition

Painter’s Jānis Purcens’s (b. 1973) new exhibition is about the text, the thought, the written word. The way it emerges in his mind, resides there, evokes contemplation and changes — because nothing is permanent, the resonance created by word can be barely felt but increasingly becomes like a snow ball that starts the avalanche. Word, written word, many words like grains in an ear. The conjugation of letters becoming words, words becoming sentences and sentences that cover fields — this idea associates with a tapestry in which threads turn into a tight pattern. The process of weaving of a text on a canvas or a paper is a process of meditation for an artist.
The text, mostly from the Gospel, becomes a road to himself, to the self-communion transformed through the labyrinth of artist’s thoughts. The road of searching. Essentially every piece of art is a road of self-communion unless it is brought about mercantile reasons or is a work of commission. This is not the case of Jānis Purcens who much like Verlaine in the end of XIX century requires to hold the word in a high respect. The exhibition It Is Written once again assures us about the magical power of a word. It can be visited and read in the gallery Daugava.

Photo credit: Jānis Purcens. Ultramarine with Nacre. 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 150x150

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