Exhibition ‘Three Friends’
24 November, 2011

Exhibition  ‘Three Friends’ is a creative meeting of three artists – Otar Vepkhvadze (ceramics), Ivars Bumbiers (paintings) and Peteris Martinsons (ceramics). Exhibition was opened on November 23 and will last till December 11 at Georgian National Museum.

Otar Vepkhvadze is a painter in ceramics. Otar’s works include a range of unique images with women’s faces, fabulous animals and variations of simple ceramic forms. He works in various techniques (clay, chamotte, metal, glass, wood), and uses different surfaces, colors and shapes.

Peteris Martinson’s

material is porcelain – fragile and illuminated with light. When coming into contact with light, porcelain becomes translucent, even more fragile and delicate, thus urging us to think of spiritual dimensions. Peteris Martinson’s art and personality is not only a part of Latvian art but they also belong to world’s art circuit; he is one of the most noted Latvian contemporary artists.

Peteris and Ivars are best friends since 1950s when they were studying architecture. They met Otar 28 years ago in Dzintaris Artists’ House in Latvia. Then followed years of big changes both in Latvia and Georgia and for more than 20 years their communication stopped . In 2009, when visiting Georgia, Ivars found Otar and their meeting turned into Georgian-style sincere welcome at Otar’s home. Two years later it was followed by Otar’s visit to Ivar’s home – and the idea of a joint exhibition was born. Idea about the two Latvian artists’ – Peteris Martinson’s and Ivars Bumbier’s – small exhibition in Tbilisi developed into something more extensive: for the first time creative works of three friends met here, at Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. Exhibition is a tribute to two beautiful countries – Latvia and Georgia and their friendship over the years.

 

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