Opening reception: Monday, 2 March, 6:30-8:30 PM
About the Artists:
Aleksejs Naumovs is Rector of the Art Academy of Latvia. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions around the world including New York, Paris and Brussels and his paintings can be found in collections throughout Latvia and Italy and private collections throughout Europe.
Kristaps Zarins is Vice-Rector and professor at the Art Academy of Latvia. He has showcased paintings from Washingtion and New York and landscapes from Riga and Budapest. His work can be found in various art museums in Latvia and Russia as well as private collections throughout Europe.
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. (Édouard Manet, 1832-1883)
This exhibit is part of their ongoing project "Riga and World Cities. Live Paintings Naumovs. Zarins" which focuses on urban landscapes and the unique atmosphere of global metropolises and historic cities. It is a colorful journey from Riga to Hong Kong, Miami, New York, Washington, Venice, Paris and countless other destinations, all of which the artists have visited during the last 5 years.
For artists plein air painting is about taking home memories contemplating the subject with all senses. This time with smell, touch, temperature, weather, sound and the feeling of Hong Kong.