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Yurga Lago. DARK LOVE
November 5, 2010 - December 4, 2010
From 5th November to 4th December, 2010
at Art gallery PUTTI
Solo Exhibition DARK LOVE
by Lithuanian jewellery artist 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 Lago has created her own brand Yurga. The sign with her name decorates the galleries in Vilnius (Lithuania), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Vigo (Spain). The small bird silhouette that keeps appearing in Yurga’s works and the design of her saloons has become the symbol of her art. In the artist’s opinion the line drawn by child’s hand drawing a bird is at the same time clear, perfect and light.
Creating her new jewellery collection Yurga has been inspired by the British music band “Tiger Lillies”. The title of the collection comes from the band’s song “Dark Love” that tells about young girls dreaming to become models. In reality they are childish and easy to manipulate. The song is also about the beauty industry that roots in the wish of these girls to grow up sooner. Especially for this collection Yurga has also created dresses that illustrate the inner contradiction of the girls between the desire to grow up and getting lost in their quest for their visual expression. The dresses are playful and childish while the jewellery is feminine, belonging to an adult world.