Latvia, WOW! - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Latvia
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Jennifer Karch Verzè, Nicky Marais, Hercules Viljoen
More than 200 small paintings that reflect the character and spirit - pulsating, intense, even provocative – of the new Latvia. Works of art created for Imago Mundi by established masters and emerging talents who, with great visual innovation and creative ability, reveal landscapes and human figures, desires and estrangements, lyricism and expressionism, irony and illusion, bright colours and chiaroscuros, emotion and the human condition, and bear witness to the openness of this small country in respect of tradition and the past. Mark Rothko -who was born in Daugavpils, where he lived until moving to America in 1913 - once said, “the most important tool the artist fashions through constant practice is faith in his ability to produce miracles when they are needed".
Latvia, WOW! Contemporary Artists from Latvia is an Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. In Imago Mundi, each country is represented by the works of established artists and new talents, commissioned with the maximum freedom of expression, whose only constraint is the 10x12cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project