Contemporary Art Gallery
in cultural centre M/Darbnīca
A. Briāna iela 9, Rīga, Latvia
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
07 October - 27 December 2020
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.
Aleksander’s inspiration comes from the invisible inspirational library also called as a common energy-informational field (энергоинформационное поле). He is inspired by everyday life scenes: from dog pee stains to objects in nature, to visions from the higher powers to inner conversations with colours. Most of Aleksandr’s characters come from different places and dimensions; they are his interpretations of the invisible world that cannot be seen with our eyes but that can be felt and understood.
In addition to being a painter, Puntuss is also a tattoo artist. In contrast to his paintings, where inspiration can take over and lead in many directions, tattoos are an area where one can almost never make mistakes.
Exclusive posters by Puntuss are available in our online shop.