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Jewelery artist’s Valdis Brože solo exhibition “Thin Thin”

from November 30, 2012 until December 8, 2012 Valdis Brože is a talented and renown contemporary jewelry artist. Bright personality and the brightness of jewelry is created by  surprising and unexpected color combinations using enamel technology. Characterized by continuous search for new forms in silver and gold. “Thin Thin” – this time it is a play with various surfaces.  “Tense – as the surface of drums, ready to respond. Doodled – as writing covered paper, ready to give” the exhibition is philosophically explained by the author. One plane of the jewelry reveals the volume and its belonging to the object world by allowing us to see the rings, earrings, necklaces and so on. Astonishment is to be discovered by looking at side surfaces – thin, thin, in perspective creating an endless sense of continuation. Decorative refinement in the jewelry of Valdis Brože is the bearing hinge, which at the same time gives the jewelry a kinetic vibrancy and tenacity. Opening of exhibition

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GRAVITĀCIJAS LIKUMS

An exhibition of Latvian contemporary art jewelers „The law of Gravity” will took place in Moscow as a part of Riga Days framework Exhibition opening – November14, 2012 at 19:00 Address – Представительствo Риги в Москве в Центре Международной Торговли Краснопресненская набережная, 12 6 подъезд, офис 908 “Law of gravity” – a universal interaction between the two … An interaction – an attraction between two charged particles, due to a certain force. Interaction and strength – a secret that pulls inward, making us delve deeper and deeper and feel it as the blood flow, as a pulsating organism. The exhibition will include the works of three Latvian contemporary jewelry artists Valdis Brože, Guntis Lauders and Māris Šustiņš, whose works are often exhibited in art gallery PUTTI. Each of the artists is interesting in their philosophy and distinctive, individual style. The exhibited pieces of jewelry will be made of silver, gold, and include precious stones, semi-precious stones, enamel, ebony, mammoth bone. Valdis Brože creates exotic jewelry using enamel, while experimenting with unusual shapes and bright color combinations. His work exudes the essence of perfection. Guntis Lauder finds inspiration in nature and is very enthusiastic about diverse materials – peculiar fossils, mammoth […]

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Sphere

From the 1st to the 30th of June (2012) at the Art gallery „Putti” Personal exhibition of jewelry artist Māris Šustiņš „SPHERE” Sphere as a two dimensional surface in three dimensional space, sphere as a airy bubble and reflection play, illusion and fantasy in the contemporary design of Latvian jewelry. The new jewelry collection is created in the vortex of author’s inner feelings combining gained inspiration into geometry and plastics, optics and illusions. The jewelry is made from precious metals silver and gold adding smoky blue titanium and niobium, mysterious tantalum and molybdenum. Like the spring colorful accents added using rubies, grenades, sapphires, topaz and amethysts. “You can’t escape yourself, you can only try to find and get to know yourself” – are the words of the author himself. The jewelry is undoubtedly the right sphere for Māris Šustiņš!! Opening of exhibition   Krējums… Saldais video from exhibition Susan Cummins about art gallery Putti and exhibition of Maris Sustins at Art Jewelry Forum!

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Ode to the Dill

From 18 till 30 May (2012) at Art Gallery “PUTTI” – personal exhibition of a ceramist Maira Karstā “Ode to  the Dill” The artist gained inspiration for her pottery collection in the colouring pallette and shapes of the past summer and autumn. Maira Karstā’s vases and tableware  are featured by a clear and  laconic shape that, in this exhibition, is decorated with the imprints of stylised flowers and feelings. “The dominant pattern is huge dill flower heads growing so widely in my garden. While harvesting them, I was attracted by their appearance, lights game and those perfect, nature-made proportions. Suddenly, an idea stroke my mind – to use these motives created by nature in my works – for me also, the shape that I design on my potter’s wheel has always been important. In this collection, I have used a great variety of colours to create the feeling of a flower meadow. And, by the way, dill prefers growing particularly in places where it sows naturally its seeds….  In my garden, they grow among the roses.” Photo: Gatis Rozenfelds Opening of exhibition MAIRA KARSTĀ CURRICULUM VITAE Dzimusi    1966. gada 20. janvārī Darba pieredze    Kopš 1999. – vadītāja, Formas studija, Bērnu un […]

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Winter exhibition ” WHITE ”

From December 9 (2011) to February 29 (2012) WHITE interpreted by a painter Vija Zariņa and jewellery artists Valdis Brože, Jānis Vilks, Guntis Lauders, Māris Šustiņš, Māris Auniņš, Saulius Treiny (Lithuania), Gigi Mariani (Italy), Nicolas Estrada (Spain), Maria Cristina Bellucci (Italy), Eugenia Ingegno (Italy), Ramjuly (Netherlands). Valdis Brože (Latvia) Used materials: silver 925, gold 750, enamel, garnet, topaz, rock crystal   Guntis Lauders (Latvia) Used materials: silver 925, ebony, fosil, rock crystal, topaz, pearl, mammoth bone, moonstone, quartz   Jānis Vilks (Latvia) Used materials: silver 925, gold 750b, beryl, garnet, nephrite, oniyx, labradorite, kyanite, amethyst, chrysopal, ruby   Māris Šustiņš (Latvia) Used materials: silver 925, gold 750, topaz, pearl, zircon, titan, saphire, amethyst, quartz, rock crystal Māris Auniņš (Latvia) Used materials: silver 925, gold 750, aquamarine, topaz   Vija Zariņa (Latvia)   Saulius Treiny (Lithuania) Used materials: silver 925, gold 750, stone, rock crystal, pink quartz, zircon   Nicolas Estrada (Spain) Used materials: silver 925, gold 750, amethyst, garnet, vermeil, enamel   Maria Cristina Bellucci (Italy) Used materials: silver 925, pencil   Eugenia Ingegno (Italy) Izmantotie materiāli: sudrabs 925, bronza, plastikas pērlītes, atrasti objekti, kartons, Sbibuichi koks, plastikas pērles   Gigi Mariani (Italy) Used materials: silver 925, gold 750, oxidated […]

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CONCEPTUAL JEWELLERY

International exhibition “Conceptual Jewellery” from 23 September to 22 October, 2011 For the first time, the art gallery PUTTI is offering the opportunity of familiarising with a trend poorly known in the jewellery art in Latvia – CONCEPTUAL JEWELLERY.  The participants of the exhibition are recognized and successful conceptual jewellery artists from different countries of the world. The conceptual art is a European and US trend of art emerged in the late 1960s. Its representatives aimed at dematerialising art by popularizing the new principle “art -idea”, prevailing over the traditionally aesthetic and material tasks.  Instead of visually aestheticized enjoyment, the conceptual art is based on contemplation, thinking and intellectual effort that is not always comfortable. It is not affirming, the conceptual art is interrogative, thus creating a form of a dialogue with the viewer. The beginning of the conceptual jewellery also traces back to the 60s. The conceptual jewellery is founded in traditions, history of jewellery art and handicraft, and it also has a contemporary nature – the artists of conceptual jewellery are catalysts of reality, promulgators of an active position and ideas. The task of art galleries is to continue the dissemination process of these ideas. In conceptual jewellery, […]

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Skuja Braden “Beyond Black and White”

“Beyond Black and White” by SKUJA BRADEN (Latvia, the USA) from June 10 to August 20, 2011 The international collaborative team of artists SKUJA BRADEN (Ingūna Skuja and Melissa Braden) will show a new porcelain collection derived from the central work of the coming exhibition – a group of altar vessels created especially for Trasol Hool buddhist monastery in England. The mentioned work of art is also the artist’s Ingūna Skuja Master’s degree work – “Porcelain for Ritual Use” at the Art Academy of Latvia. The objects of the exhibition have been inspired by buddhism philosophy interpreted by westerner’s experience and a postmodern perspective. Walking through the exhibition will be like having an adventure through episodes of stories without a moral: the viewer just experiences it and interprets it through his own lens.

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Garbage Pin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From 6th till 28th May, 2011 Garbage Pin is a device jewel born from a distinctly urban concept of appropriation and reinterpretation of a daily use object: the rubbish bin. Being of a kind of urban furnishing that exists in big numbers in the cosmopolitan set-up, the waste bin belongs with no doubt to the collective imagery, present in the day to day of any citizen as a reflection of a culture linked to an accelerated and increasing consumption like is ours.   The piece is presented as a pin (4,5 x 2 x 3 cm) with a metallic structure where a little transparent plastic bag is fitted, complemented with a kit of refills to replace the bags once the jewel is used, allowing to keep the different results obtained. Silver: as a noble and valuable material, natural and recyclable resource, is here faced with plastic:ordinary and cheap material, of synthetic origin, highly responsible for the destruction of our eco-system. Usually we throw away all that we do not want; all that we consider waste in our lives. Like so, with the Garbage Pin, we can proceed with a similar process to the one we follow with ordinary dustbins. However,the […]

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Latvian contemporary jewellery at the Latvian Embassy in Oslo

On the initiative of Ambassador Andris Sekacis and his wife Žanna Sekace, an exhibition of Latvian contemporary jewellery from Riga’s PUTTI gallery will be on view at the Latvian Embassy in Oslo from April 6 to 8, 2011.   April 6-  2pm- 5pm April 7-  2pm- 5pm April 8- 11pm- 3pm   Bygdøy Allé 76, Post Box 3163 Elisenberg, 0208 Oslo   Photo: Mark Litvjakov

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Sense of snow

self-evident or unrevealed, visible or to be guessed, a statement or a question…   Winter exhibition SENSE OF SNOW Art Gallery PUTTI from November 10th, 2010 to February 1st, 2011 The art gallery PUTTI, the painter Vija Zariņa and contemporary jewellery artists Valdis Brože, Guntis Lauders, Jānis Vilks, Māris Šustiņš and Dace Vītola will share with their sense of snow at this winter exhibition.   Photo: art director Keta Gūtmane, photography Ilze Vanaga

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Dark Love

Lithuanian jewellery designer’s YURGA LAGO first solo exhibition in Riga! From 5th November to 18th November, 2010 YURGA  LAGO Lithuanian jewellery designer’s works have been included in the exposition of the art gallery PUTTI many times before but this will be the first time when Yurga Lago brings her own solo exhibition to Riga. Yurga is one of the most well-known contemporary Lithuanian jewellery designers. She is not only an active participant of exhibitions but also has been the initiator of several international jewellery shows. Although born into a family of jewellers, Yurga entered the Vilnius Academy of Art to study graphic art. The drawing skills learned at the academy combined with the jewellers craftsmanship acquired in her family gave Yurga everything necessary in order to express herself in the contemporary jewellery design. There are three prizes Yurga herself considers important – Grand Prix for the most attractive collection at the competition “Ar Mada” in Vilnius, the 2nd place in the competition “Aillis 2005” in Australia (jewellery made of Australian pearls) and the1st place in the competition “Portus 2000” in Vilnius. YURGA Yurga Lago has created her own brand Yurga. The sign with her name decorates the galleries in Vilnius […]

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Time Travel

Dizaineres Valērijas Fazekašas cepuru izstāde „CEĻOJUMS LAIKĀ”
mākslas galerijā „PUTTI”
no 17. septembra līdz 16. oktobrim

Izstāde top, Ungārijas vēstniecībai Latvijā sadarbojoties ar mākslas galeriju „PUTTI”.

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