Kaspars Geiduks (1988–2021)
Artist Kaspars Geiduks, a leading figure in Latvian contemporary ceramics, passed away on 2 December 2021. His passing is an incredible tragedy for his family, a shock to his friends and associates and a huge loss to Latvian ceramics.
Kaspars Geiduks held a bachelor’s degree in arts and interior design from the University of Latvia (2013) and a master’s degree in visual arts from the Art Academy of Latvia (2016).
His exhibition record, dating back to 2011, extended to several solo shows and numerous group exhibitions in Latvia and beyond. The artist represented his country at a number of international art symposia worldwide. His work is held in museum and private collections in Latvia, Belarus, Russia and Switzerland. His creativity revolved around exploring different firing techniques and practising them with passion and professionalism.
In addition to exhibitions and symposia, the artist’s creative record includes participation in national and international competitions, such as the International Ceramics Festival in Mino, Japan (2017) and the Biennale for European Contemporary Glass and Ceramics in Bornholm, Denmark (2018). In 2018, he won the bronze award in the national category at the international juried exhibition “Martinsons Award”, a central event of the Latvia Ceramics Biennale. Also in 2018, the artist received a solo exhibition award as one of the top-rated participants of the massive group project “100 in Latvian Art” in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.