Aigars LiepinsWe present several of Aigars' academic works from his student days at Art Academy of Latvia – studio projects which include portraiture and studies of the human form.Some of his works like 'Self-portrait as Madonna with Machine gun' (Ink, pencil on paper) also rendered in the dry needle technique.Screen Prints, Linocut, Aquatint, Lithography in 'Not my Business'.Post Academy work – 'Arizona Desert' (Oil on cardboard), 'Creepy Dolls' inspired by collection of vintage dolls which also exposed at gallery.
Aigars studied 1986-1989 in Latvian Art Academy, Designer Program and 1993-2002 – Latvian Art Academy, Visual communication department, bachelor and master program.
1996. Group show "Computer Graphic" galerija Centrs, Riga, Latvia;
1996. Group show "Geo Ģeo" Pedvale, Latvia, Latvia;
1999. Group show „Tauki“ („Fat“), Riga, Latvia;
2000. Solo photography show "Discovering USA III", gallery Možums, Riga, Latvia;
2001. Group show "Transformation 2000", gallery Noass, Rīga, Latvia;
2002. Group show “London Photographic Awards 5”, Inside Space Gallery, London, UK;
2003. Group show "Transformation 2002", Dizaina Nams, Rīga, Latvia;
2003. Group show "Reconcilable Differences", The Jersey Galleries, Osterley Park House, London, UK;
2003. Group show "International Miniart Exchange"- Ibere Camargo, Usina do Gasometro Cultural Center, Porto Alegre, Brazil;
2004. Group show "International Miniart Exchange" - Moving Exhibition Gomboc Gallery, Australia;
2005. Group show „Wonderful Face 2“, galerija Carousell, Rīga, Latvia;
2005. Group show “Jukas”, Art museum “Arsenals”, Riga, Latvia;
2005. Group show „ Wonderful Face 3“, galerija Carousell, Rīga, Latvia;
2006. Solo photography show “A1” – Ventspil‘s Museum, Latvia;
2006. Solo photography show A1 – Valmiera, Latvia;
2014. Solo photography show „Big Adventure of Space Traveler“ – Raffles Gallery, Bangalore, India.
2017. Duo show 'Retrospective' ar Peepletree Gallery
Maya LiepinaMaya's works are drawn from 3 different series. The most recent include landscape paintings (acrylic on canvas), inspired by the countryside covered in our motorcycle rides. "Sunflowers" is inspired by the our ride in North Karnataka, which captured the essence of this region, with the beauty of the fields of flowers and the windmills like giant mechanical flowers themselves, tracing the outline of the distant hills. "Forest Fires" depicts the fires that blazed in the Bandipur forests, that sadly destroy the forests and are a threat to the wildlife and natural ecosystem of that environment.Two of the paintings are from her cityscape series, (2009), inspired by the literary work "Invisible Cities" by the Italian author Italo Calvino.Finally two mixed media drawings rendered in a style inspired by Goth art, were meant to be self exploratory.