AKROPOLE Alfa opens artist's Laura Vizbule solo exhibition of paintings - “A Moment”

  • 2023-02-16

From 16th of February to 26th of March, the exhibition hall on the 3rd floor of the shopping centre AKROPOLE Alfa will host the solo exhibition “A Moment” by artist Laura Vizbule, which is making its debut in Riga. The exhibition features more than 10 oil paintings created by the artist since 2019. The paintings reflect rhythmic colour games and geometric shapes created in layers. The artworks can be seen every day from 10:00 to 21:00.

The title of the exhibition “A Moment” came unintentionally from what artist heard in an interview about the meaning of a moment – a time that affects the universe, the world and ourselves, everything known and unknown. According to the artist, an unexpected event is also a moment that can change one’s whole life. Since 2013, Laura Vizbule’s works have been exhibited in several Latvian cities: Jelgava, Liepāja, Alsunga, Tērvete. This will be the first time the exhibition will be held in Riga.

The artist graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in the Visual Arts Department, Glass Art sub-field. In 2018, she obtained a master's degree in visual plastic art, glass art, at the Latvian Academy of Arts.

“My work is my mirror. When I paint, I am alone with myself. When painting, I embrace the unknown, because I never know what the result will be. That is why in art, one of the most difficult, but at the same time the most wonderful processes is creation. It is the only way to get to know yourself, your identity and awaken your soul. Art has taught me freedom – it has formed a paradigm for my sense of life. I see ‘moments’ in everyday routine – even a glorious sunrise on a cold winter morning. I am happy to show my ‘moments’ to the residents and visitors of Riga. I am delighted that my artworks will be exhibited in Riga for the first time,” says Laura Vizbule, the author of the artworks.

“Our exhibition hall opened at the end of last summer, and since then visitors have been enjoying the opportunity to combine shopping with seeing the works of talented local artists. We want to continue to inspire visitors of the shopping centre, so we invite them to enjoy and experience every moment in the rush of everyday life, allowing themselves to think and feel. It is the small, special everyday moments that inspire us to greater things. We congratulate Laura on her debut in the capital city and wish her inspiration and success in the future,” says Zane Kaktiņa, manager of the AKROPOLE Alfa shopping centre.

The exhibition entrance is free of charge. The exhibition is available every day from 10:00 to 21:00 on the 3rd floor of AKROPOLE Alfa.

About "AKROPOLE Alfa":

From 10 March 2022, Alfa became AKROPOLE Alfa. AKROPOLE Alfa is the largest shopping centre in Latvia, offering a wide and varied range of fashion and services, among which are H&M, Lindex, ZARA, Reserved, Sportland, NS King, Salamander and others, including the only Zara Home store in Latvia. On the 3rd floor of the shopping centre, there is a varied dining area with restaurants and cafes such as Lido, GanBei, Čili Pizza, on the 1st floor there are also fast-food restaurants McDonald’s, KFC and Hesburger. AKROPOLE Alfa has a modern and spacious fitness club MyFitness and children's indoor playground Adventures' Zone. Cinema lovers can enjoy the eight screens of the Cinamon cinema. Parking spaces for up to 1,750 people are available at AKROPOLE Alfa.