Album “Sigita Daugule”
L.S.: So you want to stop something which you find beautiful, just like Goethe!
S.D.: I think all artists want that! I loved what Vineta Kaulača said in an interview: painting is an eternal present moment. 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.
Texts: Dace Lamberga, Laima Slava, Sigita Daugule
Design: Anta Pence
Image: Sigita Daugule “Full Moon”. 2017
Tomass Pārups “Maija Kurševa”
Series “STUDIJA Library”
“It seems that the art of Maija Kurševa is held together both by its colourful emotion, even psychadelic effect, and its storytelling qualities. These traits help to unify the thematic thrust of Kurševa’s work with its conceptual intention, creating a message which helps to instruct the viewer in the system of images used by the artist. Kurševa’s work is direct and ponderous, however – thanks to the sense of humour of the artist – it also has a quality of lightness.” (Tomass Pārups)
E. E. Kamingss “Pavasara virpulis” / E. E. Cummings “Springtime Circling”
The bilingual Velvet Series
“Because of his innovative approach to poetry, Cummings has been called “l’enfant terrible of English Letters”; Ezra Pound, his contemporary, praised Edward as the “only creative poet” of the time (in 1939). Both judgements are equally accurate in their own right: Cummings’s lyrical scope varies from irony to extremely refined love poetry; he is essentially a humanistic love poet who is deeply aware of the brevity and tragedy of human life.” (Ingmāra Balode, Kristaps Vecgrāvis)
Photo: Edward Estlin Cummings in New Hampshire, 1939