British artist Gillian Ayres to exhibit at Rothko Center in Daugavpils

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At 4 p.m. on 12 April, a solo exhibition titled "I see nature like color" by award-winning British artist Gillian Ayres (1930-2018) will be open at the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, according to organizers.

One of Britain’s most significant abstract painters, known for her huge vibrant canvases bursting with colour and inspired by abstract expressionist art in the United States, Ayres paints in a lyrical, gestural, non-geometric abstract style, according to publicity materials.

“My paintings are about painting, about shape and color, not telling stories,” Ayres has said. Her work, created by layering thick layers of pigment, draws on a variety of styles and art historical movements.

Ayres was honored by the Royal Academy in London in 1991 and made a Commander of the British Empire in 2011 for her contribution to British painting.

Her work is currently held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Gallery in London.

The exhibition at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will be available until 29 September 2019.

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