Art from Latvia
During the second event in “The Sound of Europe” series, Latvian artist Agate Apkalne sent out poetic greetings with her live painting Latvija:
“Once upon a time a postcard was sent from Germany to Latvia. I found it a reason to send it back to Germany adding a little of me. My painting is based on a real postcard that was originally sent to Latvia in 1925”,
she says, commenting on her painting.
Agate Apkalne is an artist working within the genre of figurative realism. Her paintings are like a door to her own private space.
“Whatever you do, what it all comes down to is your personal attitude and how you translate it,”
Apkalne says. Each painting represents a piece of her inner emotions which she paints on canvas. Her paintings are like realisations that are inspired by her personal experience. Therefore, her pictures do not merely portray figures but show stories.
Agate Apkalne’s works are full of vitality – a vitality that conveys important messages. Once a connection is established between the story and the viewer, each painting finds its owner.
“We are all the same but different at the same time. We are pieces of the universe. It is crucial to obtain knowledge to gain inner growth. I am happy that I am able to communicate through painting”,