Andrejs Ko’s Solo Exhibition Blackbird’s Meal in a Sunlit Garden to Open

  • 2024-05-09

For one week only – from 17 to 24 May 2024 – artist Andrejs Ko’s solo exhibition Blackbird’s Meal in a Sunlit Garden will be on show in Tifāna Art Gallery in Riga (Jāņa iela 16).

The exhibition Blackbird’s Meal in a Sunlit Garden presents only a small fraction from the series of 160 paintings made over the last two years. Andrejs Ko has dedicated his latest cycle of still-lifes to warm summer evenings and the morning sunlight which moves across the wall and the uneven curvature of the objects, hides among the foliage and gradually dissolves in tender halftones bordering on shade. The old teapot, a silver spoon, berries and fruits – it seems that someone has either forgotten or intentionally left them in the garden to the delight of hungry birds.

A sunny day is like a gift from a short summer – all of us are entwined in its warm embrace, and a hope for happiness is reborn in even the most northern of hearts.

Andrejs Ko’s paintings are like memories of moments filled with calm and harmony, of silent places, where to escape from the bustle and everyday concerns. For one moment the shadows of the foliage stand still, and you never know – whether the evening air has fallen quiet between gusts of wind, or time has stopped in a revelation of secret beauty. It resembles a sunny garden from childhood dreams where it is always warm and cosy, where you want to return in your thoughts to find support and rejuvenation.

The exhibition in gallery Tifāna will be open to visitors from 17 to 24 May daily from 14.00 to 20.00 (excluding Sundays). Free entry. Meanwhile on 18 May – during the International Museum Day and the Night of Museums – everybody will have the opportunity to view the exhibition from 14.00 to 21.00.

About the artist

Andrejs Ko (real name Andrejs Dinvalds) was born in 1970 in Riga, since 2009 artist has been living and working in Great Britain. He graduated from Janis Rozentāls Art High School and the Art Academy of Latvia. Painter has held 5 solo exhibitions and taken part in many group exhibitions. Andrejs Ko’s works are held in private collections and galleries across the world.

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