Artist Ieva Jurjāne channels her creative energies into painting and illustration as well as set, costume and production design for stage and screen. She remains active in all these fields since 1996 when she graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts.
Eglė Einikytė-Narkevičienė is the co-curator of the small-scale ceramics exhibition “Puodukas” in Vilnius, Lithuania (2017–2020). She has lent her expertise to the Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennale and the 7th International Ceramic Art Symposium “Ceramic Laboratory” in Daugavpils, Latvia (2018) by evaluating the applications as selection committee member for both events.
Nine contemporary Japanese printmakers have come together to tell us their stories through this exhibition. The group includes Hiroaki Miyayama, Yoshio Imamura, Takasuke Nakayama, Suzuki Toshiya, Toshiko Hishida, Kyoko Sato, Ayumi Morioka, Mihoko Sekiguchi and Masaaki Ohnuma.
The title, according to Siliang Ma, is a phrase inspired by physics: “In quantum physics, a quantum fluctuation is the temporary random change in the amount of energy in a point in space. It implies that the basic structure of matter (order) comes from uncertainty (disorder/chaos). I think this is very similar to the mechanism of how ‘meaning’ emerges: by looking for recognisable patterns in chaotic phenomena.”
Paintings are sorted into groups. In the first one there are pictures of urban landscapes, architecture and detail, evening skylines, and structures – they’re painted in Rīga and Florence. In the second group, there are nominal landscapes, sea horizons, mountain passes and Tuscan cypresses. The third group represents the Force of Emptiness, human emotions and memories.