Egor Buimister (1997. Riga, Latvia) is a contemporary Latvian artist mainly working in painting and drawing techniques. Egor has studied in Camberwell College of Arts, Goldsmiths, and King’s College London. His works were exhibited in multiple solo and group shows, such as “Some Ghost Stories“ (Riga, 2020), “Young Contemporaries” (London, 2019), and XI Young Painter Prize Finalists Exhibition (Vilnius, 2019). Egor’s art is included in private collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Latvia, Sweden and Russia, as well as in the collection of Lewben Art Foundation in Lithuania.
Mark Sun Roz
Mark Sun Roz (1994) graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts, Department of Sculpture, Bachelor’s (2019) study program. He received the “Brederlo - von Sengbusch” German award for Best Sculpture in 2019. Since 2017, he has had several solo exhibitions in Latvia. His works are in the private collections in Zuzeum contemporary art centre, in Latvia and the USA.
Rodion is a professional artist, journalist, graphic designer, and publisher from Riga, Latvia. The works of Rodionabstract /Rodion Shehovtsov/ are single copies in the mind-bending abstract expressionist style. Rodion's paintings are part of Riga city's restaurants, bars, hotel interiors, and private collections, as well as prominent classical and jazz musicians' album covers. His art is a vibrant and juicy reminder of the dreamlike nature of everything.
Anna Dzērve is a young Latvian photographer working with nude photography. This exhibition is her story about trauma, anxiety, and the author's conflicting feelings, which she literally projects onto the naked bodies. From May 26 to June 22, M/Gallery will be hosting the solo exhibition “Red Velvet” by Latvian photographer Anna Dzērve, as part of the “Riga Photomonth 2022” art festival. Anna has been involved in photography for more than 10 years. Her works could be called erotic and sensual, although personal traumas and experiences are often behind aesthetic exhibitionism. She has photographed a lot of self-portraits, but lately, she has also taken other people’s photos using an analog film camera and projector. Anna graduated from the Riga Secondary School of Design and Art and the Graphics Department of the Latvian Academy of Arts. Last year, her first solo exhibition was shown in the Free Riga building on Viskaļu Street.
Kristīne Kutepova (1982) graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts, Department of Visual Arts, Bachelor's (2017) and Master's (2019) study programs. She received the award of the Latvian Academy of Arts “SEB Scholarship in Painting” in 2017 and the scholarship of patron Ināra Tetereva in 2015. Since 2014, she has participated in various group exhibitions, including international projects in Italy and Germany. The works are in private collections in the Royal Palace of Sweden, Russia, Norway and Poland. The most important solo exhibitions, "Visions" Riga Art Space, "Wonderland" Jurmala City Museum, "Portraits of Nature" Liepaja Museum, "Consciousness Fixations" in Valmiera City Museum.
Hele was born in Riga, Latvia, currently living and working between Riga and Tallinn, Estonia. In 2017, Hele graduated from Art Academy of Latvia. In 2016, she took part in Erasmus exchange programme at Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona. Hele has participated in many group exhibitions in Europe and USA, as well as solo shows in Latvia, Estonia and Norway, from which the last ones were "I Will Meet You At The River" in Valga, Estonia and "127 Years of Eternity" in Riga, cultural space TJZK. In 2021, she curated her first group show "∞" at VV Foundation’s contemporary art gallery PAiR”
Laura Kaktiņa was born in Riga, Latvia, where she currently lives and works. She studied Fine Arts at the Latvian Academy of Art, and her work has been exhibited at a number of solo and group shows, as well as art fairs, in Latvia.
Emma Sofia is a Latvian contemporary textile and visual artist who works with weaving, printing, and painting. She is interested in nature and human behavior and how people relate to each other in this fragmented post-digital world. She weaves stories to express her feelings and thoughts about issues in our society. Her large-scale artworks aim to attract an audience by making them outthink the obstacles that trigger these problems.
Pavel Hafizov lives and works in Riga, Latvia. From 2005 until 2013 he worked as a caricaturist for a number of printed publications in Riga and London. Since 2013, he practices as a painter and works exclusively with the subject of clouds. In the last 8 years, his series were presented at two solo exhibitions in Riga and at the 13th Venice Arte Laguna Prize, where the Latvian painter was awarded a special prize. In the words of Hafizov, a cloud represents a mystical object that ties Earth and Sky together. In each of his works, Pavel strives to create the perfect cloud, whilst knowing that is impossible. Hafizov’s work can be found in private collections across Latvia, USA, France, Switzerland, Ukraine.
Latvian artist Aleksandr Puntuss understood that he was meant to be a painter 13 years ago, after a vision he had in a tram on the way to the supermarket. The first painting that appeared to him was of many faces on a black background. When he saw that image in his head, he knew he had to learn how to build a frame, where to buy the canvas, oil and paintbrushes. Six months later, his first artwork called #2 was completed, and the rest is history. Puntuss paints with oil, often mixing techniques and experimenting with mediums. His style is Neo-expressionism, which is characterised by intense subjectivity, vivid colours and rough, violent brushstrokes. Puntuss’ large-scale paintings translate strange forms and subjects into something recognisable and visceral. In addition to being a painter, Puntuss is also a tattoo artist.