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Aleksejs Naumovs

Compiler Antra Priede-Krievkalne

Album about Latvian artist Aleksejs Naumovs.

I have the feeling that he smiles as he paints. The added value of his art is his masterful joy in painting and the enormously bright, colourful and varied world encapsulated in the cataloguing mania of a single temperamental artist. Contemporary art has come full circle; whereas the sixties conceptualists arranged numbers, words and volumes, a major branch of today’s painting arranges impressions and places, thus balancing its local and global identity. Naumovs shows us that while the world may be big, it is not infinite. It has become approachable in all its fullness to every Western person. We need to care for the Earth so that the cultural landscape doesn’t descend into barbarism and the landscape in painting is not just about what has been lost.

Helēna Demakova
Aleksejs Naumovs

Helēna Demakova writes about the landscape in contemporary painting, Austra Avotiņa – about the colour in Naumovs’ painting, Antra Priede-Krievkalne focuses on the personality and artistic work by Naumovs.

Aleksejs Naumovs

Album contains a broad selection of the art works – from the search of the landscape till today’s discoveries.

 Aleksejs Naumovs

 

Aleksejs Naumovs

2018
In Latvian and English
Compiler: Antra Priede-Krievkalne
Texts: Helēna Demakova, Austra Avotiņa, Antra Priede-Krievkalne
Literary editor: Cilda Redliha
Translator into English: Filips Birzulis. Proof-reader: Iveta Boiko
Design: Armands Zelčs. Image processing: Jānis Veiss
272 pp., hardcover, ISBN 978-9934-565-41-0
Supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, Dina and Jānis Zuzāns

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