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Usually my works are colorful, but this time I chose to create a different mood. I am drawn to the graphicness of the black and white composition. When I drew this work on paper, it looks like a flower, but when I made it in material, the feeling changed for me and it became a butterfly wing. This change of feeling is what I like in art. My concepts and forms arise when I hold the woolen yarn in my hand, the material always tells me how to refine the idea.
Sculpture:Textile on Soft (yarn, Cotton, Fabric)
Size:19.3 W x 33.5 H x 2 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships Rolled in a Tube
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
I am textile artist and painter working in Riga, Latvia. My latest solo exhibition 'A collection of modular sweets' is currently on display at the Ventspils Museum (Ventspils, Latvia) About my show: Traditionally "sweet" in art denotes something overly embellished, sensitive, or banal. There are no clearly defined rules, but a painting, a sculpture, a poem, or a song can be called "too sweet," for others to agree or disagree. In the "Collection of modular sweets", the sweetness was born in a different way - it was deliberately taken out of the world of tastes and sensations by the artist Silja Pogule, placed in the center of attention and contemplated as a more or less insistent desire. It is also taken out of the language for an emotional or critical look at the world - to eat something sweet, to live "sweetly", to fall asleep sweetly and dream or immerse yourself in sweet memories. The sweetness isolated from the flow of life and daily use is concentrated, in a way exaggerated and indicates that the artist Silja Pogule looks at sweetness conceptually. Sweetness is the key, sweetness is the story, and sweetness is guiding the exhibition. This was also the case in Silja Pogule's personal exhibition "Happiness" (2015), where you could see a painted pastry shop - three-tiered cakes, piles of whipped cream with strawberries, and exotic animals and plants. Back then it was more comical, more provocative, more ironic. This time, in the "Collection of modular sweets", the sweetness gently soaks into the soft wool fringes and bright colors. It flows harmoniously along the flat curves of the decorative forms created in the tufting technique and gathers in circles, bends and twists. The "Collection of modular sweets" consists of decorative textile paintings that can be combined as modules into a larger form. But in the composition of each module there are structures that repeat as abstract, deformed circles, dynamic twists or stylized motifs from nature - something scenic and figurative is also found in the tuftings of Silja Pogule. "My concepts and forms arise when I hold a woolen yarn in my hand, material always tells something," says Silja Pogule, confirming the connection with modernism.
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