Egils Rozenbergs has proven to be an outstanding observer and messenger – an artist who can freely step beyond the accustomed boundaries of the textile arts and expand his range of creativity. Working with various techniques and untraditional materials, the artist has logically shown that during his more than 40 years of creative work, he has allowed us to track overall developments in the world of the textile arts in a very good way. This is an artist who is interested in creative experiments and in the ability to spot new dimensions. He dares focus on the synthesis of seemingly incompatible elements such as textile fibres, constructor details, copper wire and glass fibre. The main things which are of interest to Egils in his work are colour, form and structure. He has chosen the most significant accents for the “Tapestries” exhibition.
Initially, Egils Rozenbergs consistently worked with classic figural tapestries, emphasising areas of colour and dynamic rhythms of lines. He studied the opportunities of various materials, emphasised contrasts of textures, as well as space and movement. Inspiration came from dance, sports, everyday celebrations, as well as echoes of the motifs and themes of folklore.
The next period of creative investigation related to massive, spatial and three-dimensional objects, with rough rhythms and textures of materials without any loss of the notes of romantic inspiration. In recent years we have seen Egils being inspired by rhythms of the seashore and interaction among them. There are new nuances in the way in which the various materials are utilised in his art.
This is an artist who commands the viewer to pause along the way so as to understand a phenomenon and to admire the world and its manifestations.
The exhibition will be open until December 8, 2013.