Solo exhibition “A. Bikse’s fight with the void” 2019

Exhibition hall in Latgale embassy GORS, Rezekne, Latgale

Comprised of works representing different time periods and themes, this exhibition communicates the author’s reflections on various personal and sociopolitical processes, The compilation illuminates an individual’s inner world and its boundaries while simultaneously attempting to solve personal issues and questioning their relevance.

The exhibition draws attention to the importance of human activity as context-specific – it is determined by situation and perspective. At a given moment a person may be very proud of himself/herself while the following moment he/she might understand it is worth nothing. The human is then overwhelmed with sadness brought by a realisation that the path to fulfilment is more complex than initially intended or quite different in its essence.

Overestimating oneself may eventually lead to a realisation of one’s insignificance in a broader context. These fluctuations, the sum of which is likely to be zero – emptiness. The void that frees from assumptions and imagination.

We build assumptions and concepts only to take them apart and build new ones in order to create our model of the world as harmonious as possible.

Photo: Andrejs Vasjukevičs


Two “Rainis”

Two “Rainis”, bronze

Set up near Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka / National Library of Latvia

Sculpture work is made up of two identical sculptures of different size – one and three meters in height – along with ten meters of seating space in between. The character depicted in sculptures represents the same person Rainis, a renown Latvian poet, playwright, translator and politician – an enthusiast in strengthening Latvian identity.

The work points to the transformation that education and individual growth brings while the seating space in between emphasizes this process as an upward straight lane – growth in time and space.

The artwork was produced with the support of the Fund “Art Needs Space” , the Zuzāns family, Guntis Rāvis and cooperation with the Latvian National library.

Photo: Reinis Hofmanis