In Search of Lost Villages
 Kauliņa Expedition II. 2016. Oil on canvas, 120x120 Kauliņa Expedition III. 2016. Oil on canvas, 120x120 
  Lībciems Expedition II. 2016. Oil on canvas, 100x100 Semba Expedition I. 2016. Oil on canvas, 120x135 
  Semba Expedition II. 2016. Oil on canvas, 110x125 Semba Expedition III. 2016. Oil on canvas, 110x125 
  Semba Expedition IV. 2016. Oil on canvas, 120x140 Sise Expedition I. 2016. Oil on canvas, 120x115 
  Sise Expedition IV. 2016. Oil on canvas, 160x120 Jānis Kupčs. Lībciems Expedition III. 2016. Oil on canvas, 100x100 
  Kauliņa Expedition I. 2016. Oil on canvas, 120x120 
9.11.2016-10.12.2016Alksnāja iela 10/12Jānis Kupčs

In Search of Lost Villages

The works from series Looking For the Lost Villages by Jānis Kupčs have already been exhibited in the Center of Performing Arts “Jūras vārti” last summer in Ventspils. This november these works will be exhibited at Daugava Gallery in Riga.

Jānis Kupčs graduated from the Department of Painting at Art Academy of Latvia in 1998, although he initially wished to become a ceramist. Since 2002 the artist has lived in Sārnate and works at Ventspils Art School.

He has been actively participating in exhibitions since 2000, working both in painting and ceramics. Jānis Kupčs’ means of expression are visually active – bright colours, abstract large scale paintings that attract and address the viewer directly, but the subtext, the artist’s personal revelations and source for imagery have to be looked for in reality. The leitmotiv is shapes of curved trees, straight lines which repeat in parallel fields, creating impressive, uniform compositions, appealing both to lovers of realistic landscape painting and those of abstract painting.

Art Historian
Andrejs Kaufmanis

Photo credit: Jānis Kupčs. Lībciems Expedition III. 2016. Oil on canvas, 100x100

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