Southern motifs, lively colors in Maija Tabaka's new exhibit

Renowned artist Maija Tabaka is hosting a personal exhibit, titled Southern gardens (Dienvidu dārzi) at the Daugava gallery from February 11, reported Latvian Television Thursday.

Southern motifs, lively color and a certain temperament marks the paintings, most of which were made in 2015. 

A few years ago Maija Tabaka was saying that she wants to work in a more silent, understated manner, however the new works testify to the opposite.

"Why are the paintings so colorful? I think it's my current state of mind and feeling, that I perceive color like that. I like it to be very succulent," the artist said.

Viewers are invited to look at a giddying abundance of light and flowers, as well as wild animals like monkeys, horses and pumas in the new exhibit.

"It took Maija years to work out her own particular expression of how she perceives space, like gravity. [..] As for the coloring, back then Maija worked out her own color palette characteristic of her today, the mother-of-pearl shining quality of the colors," Art historian Andrejs Kaufmans told Latvian Television.

The exhibit is open until March 12 in the Daugava gallery.

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