Earthworm is crawling on a stone. A little boy puts the stone on top of another stone so that they are balanced. Time flows slowly as a river. The wind blows over it all, forming mountains and valleys where men set up white tents.
A range of association that is close to the archetype of Zane Tuča’s painting. A serene Nordic flow of time, a wild existential beauty of nature reduced to symbolic matter. With a sharp HB pencil, laying line upon line, the paintings take months to complete, slowly and meticulously.
The motifs Zane takes from nature. Landscapes of Latvian forests, evergreens, trees, trunk, roots, Norwegian rocks and waterfalls. The new exhibition will feature a monumental work depicting the first frost-stricken sunflower in an open endless field.
Above the lakes, above the vales,
The mountains and the woods, the clouds, the seas,
Beyond the sun, beyond the ether,
Beyond the confines of the starry spheres,
Whereof our mortal eyes, in their fullest brightness,
Are no more than tarnished, mournful mirrors!
Selected exhibitions: How I’ve Been Feeling Lately, Pauls Stradiņš Medicine History Museum, Riga, Latvia (2023) Bruno Vasiļevskis P. S., Cēsis, Latvia (2022) GALERIJA ALMA @ PADURES MUIŽA, Padure, Latvia (2021) Spriedze, Latvian Nacional art museum exhibition hall Arsenāls, Rīga, Latvia (2016) Lielāks miers, mazāks miers, Latvian Railway History Museum, Rīga, Latvia (2015)
Patība. Latvian contemporary art history, National Library of Latvia, Rīga, Latvia (2015)
Young Painter Prize Exhibition of the finalists of the Baltic Young Painters Competition Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania (2013)
Duration of the exhibition 17.11.2023 – 19.01.2024.