From March 9 to April 6 the great hall of the Art Academy of Latvia (LMA) will be hosting "Blossoms and Blood" – an exhibition by Paweł Nowak, professor at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. It will include work from the series “Sensation Morphology” and “Blossoms”– converging together they delve into questions of life and death. Everyone is welcome to the opening on March 8 at 17.00.
Work from the “Sensation Morphology” series will fill the hall with human hearts cast in glass. Attached to thin metal rods at actual heart height, these glass hearts will be placed just one step, one heartbeat from each other, representing the private space of a person and their emotional state that can change within a heartbeat, as the boundaries of personal space are disturbed. The artist uses fragile materials and a body of powerful symbols to talk about vulnerability in the face of external factors. Meanwhile, work from the series "Blossoms" is suffused by love, faith and hope, embodying the notion of eternity. This series consists of mosaics made of petals, including ones from funeral and wedding flowers from people close to the artist – this is personal and emotionally charged work. A reminder of the cycle of life, of joy and sadness alternating, this series highlights the fact that these emotions are interconnected and cannot be separated.
Paweł Nowak (1965) is a contemporary artist from Poland. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1990, he is currently a professor at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. Since 2005 has been the head of drawing atelier at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (Warsaw, Poland). Participates in local and international art exhibitions and projects on a regular basis and has had over 50 solo shows in Poland, USA, Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
The Art Academy of Latvia has been collaborating with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw for more than ten years and practicing a steady student and faculty exchange within the Erasmus+ programme. This exhibition was created in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Embassy of Poland in Latvia.
09/03/2023 – 06/04/2023
On March 30 exhibition is open till 19.00.
The great hall of the Art Academy of Latvia
Kalpaka bulvāris 13
Monday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Daily break 14:30 – 15:00