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The catalogue tells about artist Vija Zariņa herself (Anda Treija, “On Beauty as a Technique”; Ieva Rupenheite, “Looking at Vija Zariņa for a Long Time”) as well as giving impressions of her creativity over nearly three decades, from 1988 to the summer of 2017.
I like art which transcends time. Not old-fashioned art. And the artist must be like an antenna. A receiver. I think that visual art needs more than just having a story. There needs to be a secret, too.Vija Zariņa
Paintings, drawings and artworks created in author’s technique are grouped into themes, whose names give a hint of explanation of the works. Vija Zariņa occasionally returns to beloved subjects, whether they be paintings on worn wooden surfaces which have seen much or richly structured still lifes with metaphysically positioned objects, which is why her creative activity is projected thematically rather than temporally.