An artist from Latvia receives a participation prize at the prestigious Venice contemporary art exhibition

  • 2019-06-03
  • TBT Staff

Latvian painter, Pavel Hafizov, received a participation prize at the 13th Venice contemporary art exhibition Arte Laguna Prize. The exhibition displayed four works of art of his latest painting collection “AIR 2.0 – Parallel Realities”.

“AIR 2.0 – Parallel Realities” is a new painting collection by artist Pavels Hafizov; four paintings of this collection were selected for participation in the prestigious contemporary art exhibition Arte Laguna Prize in Venice. Out of 8,000 art pieces from all around the world, 30 best painters were picked for the finale exhibition under the painting category. These included P. Hafizov paintings too, awarding the artist a participation prize and support by mentors. The main theme in the oil paintings is AIR, perceived by the artist as an especially mysterious object.

Pavel contemplates: “I’m immensely satisfied with what is achieved and the fact that these paintings stand besides thirty other best contemporary works of art. I am surprised and joyful at the same time that judges picked four pieces out of my “air experiment” because this was the largest number of finale pieces for a single artist in this festival.”

Arte Laguna Prize is a contemporary art exhibition – festival which has taken place for thirteen times. The exhibition holds painting, sculpting, installation, design, digital, photo and performance works of art from more than 40 countries. All works of art are judged in two rounds and according to their categories. This year the painting category’s judges were Vasili Tsereteli, the director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and a member of the Presidium of International Council of Museums; and Alessandra Tiddia, the leading curator of Mart Museum in Italy. The festival is organized by the Italian Culture Association MoCa (Modern Contemporary Art). The exhibition took place in Venice from March 31st to April 25th.

In near future, painting collection “AIR 2.0 – Parallel Realities” will be exhibited in Riga too.

Pavel Hafizov is a painter from Latvia who has dedicated himself to painting since 2013. During this time, he has created two painting collections, and his works of art can be found in several private collections in Latvia, USA, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Russia.