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Liepa Inguna

Inguna Liepa
lv Latvia


Artist's estimate : $936.80

 

Ingūna Liepa was born in Daugavpils during the Soviet occupation of Latvia, in 1965. The city is the largest in Latgalia, a multicultural region with its own dialect and traditions, one of the last deeply pagan places in Europe but also the Catholic part of a historically Lutheran country.

This borderland shares frontiers with Belarus, Lithuania and Russia. Once part of the Pale of Settlement, Daugavpils (Dünaburg, Dvinsk) was the birthplace of the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko; the area was also in the Vitebsk guberniya frequently depicted in the works of Marc Chagall.

Liepa 's paintings have been exhibited in Rīga and Latgalia. Archipelago called her work "dark, thrilling... descent into the psyche."

Liepa is a graduate of the Rēzekne College of Applied Art. She studied painting in the workshop of Ivars Heinrihsons and Lija Būmane and drawing under Valdis Villerušs at the Academy of Arts of Latvia. She also trained under the painters Inta Dobrāja and Bruno Celmiņš. She completed her studies in art education at Daugavpils University. She taught ceramics to children in Jūrmala and was on the faculty of the Saules College in Daugavpils, teaching drawing and painting.

Liepa's paintings and drawings often begin as studies of animal bones found in the Latgalian forest. Dorota Czerner wrote of her paintings: "energies that drive in on themselves inward at the same time as flowing outward to what's beyond (and always deep, deeper toward the root of it) -- whirlpools rather than a stream of vibrancy, or rather a stream composed of a succession of discrete whirlpools -- great nuclear beauty."



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Ingūna Liepa was born in Daugavpils during the Soviet occupation of Latvia, in 1965. The city is the largest in Latgalia, a multicultural region with its own dialect and traditions, one of the last deeply pagan places in Europe but also the Catholic part of a historically Lutheran country.

This borderland shares frontiers with Belarus, Lithuania and Russia. Once part of the Pale of Settlement, Daugavpils (Dünaburg, Dvinsk) was the birthplace of the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko; the area was also in the Vitebsk guberniya frequently depicted in the works of Marc Chagall.

Liepa 's paintings have been exhibited in Rīga and Latgalia. Archipelago called her work "dark, thrilling... descent into the psyche."

Liepa is a graduate of the Rēzekne College of Applied Art. She studied painting in the workshop of Ivars Heinrihsons and Lija Būmane and drawing under Valdis Villerušs at the Academy of Arts of Latvia. She also trained under the painters Inta Dobrāja and Bruno Celmiņš. She completed her studies in art education at Daugavpils University. She taught ceramics to children in Jūrmala and was on the faculty of the Saules College in Daugavpils, teaching drawing and painting.

Liepa's paintings and drawings often begin as studies of animal bones found in the Latgalian forest. Dorota Czerner wrote of her paintings: "energies that drive in on themselves inward at the same time as flowing outward to what's beyond (and always deep, deeper toward the root of it) -- whirlpools rather than a stream of vibrancy, or rather a stream composed of a succession of discrete whirlpools -- great nuclear beauty."

"If you can talk about it, why paint it?" -- Francis Bacon