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Sigita Daugule

Dace Lamberga, Laima Slava

The album of artist Sigita Daugule (1971) which includes more than 150 reproductions of her works, Dace Lamberga’s essay about the artist, as well as Laima Slava‘s conversation with Daugule.

Sigita Daugule

“To a large degree, Sigita Daugule’s personality reflects typical aspects of the artist in the late 20th and early 21st century: a powerful intellect, a diverse range of interests, logical yet unorthodox thinking, pronounced individuality and independence combined with refined interpersonal skills.

The latest discoveries in painting technology are vital tools in conjuring up imagery and associations, expressing individual discoveries, reflections and evaluations of the world. Sigita’s creative expression successfully embodies both the rational and irrational; the fascinating surface texture in every painting has a magnet like quality drawing the attention from impressive general view to close-up. Her art will be appreciated by the aesthetic, intellectual observer accustomed to examining and analysing in depth, desirous of feeling the true essence of painting.” (Dace Lamberga)

Sigita Daugule

I loved what Vineta Kaulača said in an interview: painting is an eternal present tense. A good painting – whether it’s the “little Dutchmen” or Giotto – is suspended in time, but this time extends to the present day. It exists now, before and after – it is omnipresent time. I totally agree! Painting is an eternal present moment. If you are able to put a concrete event or the essence of something into a painting and it is well done, then it extends into eternity.

Sigita Daugule

After graduating Art Academy of Latvia Sigita Daugule’s creative life gained a great boost thanks to the scholarship she received twice (in 1999 and 2000) to attend the Austrian artists’ residence program KulturKontakt Austria in Vienna. This was followed in 2010 by the opportunity thanks to the artists’ residence program quartier 21 to live and work in the Museum Quarter in the heart of Vienna, and Sigita is the only Latvian to date to receive this prestigious scholarship.

Sigita Daugule has had solo exhibitions in Latvia and abroad – at the galleries Seywald (Salzburg), Ulrike Hrobsky, (Vienna), alpha (Vienna), N. Malmedé-Kunst (Cologne), Buchhandlung und Kunstsalon Franz Leuwer (Bremen), Bastejs (Riga), Agija Sūna Art Gallery, (Riga), Mark Rothko Art Centre (Daugavpils) etc. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions.

Sigita Daugule

 

Sigita Daugule

2017
In Latvian and English
Texts: Dace Lamberga, Laima Slava. Editor: Antra Bula
Design: Anta Pence. Image processing: Inga Ģibiete
Translator into English: Filips Birzulis. Proof-reader of English: Iveta Boiko
Photographers: Normunds Brasliņš, Sigita Daugule, Jānis Deinats, Artis Koknevičs, Raimo Lielbriedis, Jānis Pipars, Dace Štrausa, Signe Vanadziņa
228 pp., paperback, ISBN 978-9934-565-17-5
Supported by: Dina un Jānis Zuzāni

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