From 1 December to 2 January 2024, in the exhibition hall on the 3rd floor of the shopping and entertainment centre AKROPOLE Alfa, the exhibition “Avenue of Colours” with paintings by artist Marija Matvejeva and students of the art studio “Krāsu deja” will be displayed. The exhibition features oil paintings created over the last year, reflecting the visual and emotional impressions of the painters as they travel around Latvia and beyond, as well as emotional moments experienced in everyday life.
“As the year comes to an end, people tend to reflect on what they have achieved, and the same can be said of the artists who have interpreted these reflections on canvas with the help of brush and oil paint. The artists have been inspired by natural motifs, the charm of foreign landscapes, the attractiveness of human bodies, and also by a frequent guest to the art studio – the seagull, which is a regular visitor on the studio windowsill and is thus also featured in several works by the students of “Krāsu deja”. We invite visitors to our exhibition to take a delightful, colourful and impression-filled walk among the paintings,” says artist and author of the works Marija Matvejeva.
“This year has been a truly fulfilling and colourful one, and we would like to end our 2023 exhibition season on the same note. We have collaborated with artist Marija Matvejeva and the art studio “Krāsu deja” before, and I am delighted that in the meantime, new works have been created to inspire visitors to the shopping centre. I wish for each of us to pursue great ideas and experience bright moments in the coming 2024, and before the end of the year, to reflect by visiting the “Avenue of Colours” exhibition,” invites Aija Urbāne-Orbāne, Marketing Manager of the shopping centres AKROPOLE Alfa and AKROPOLE Rīga.
Marija Matvejeva has been passionate about the creative world since her early childhood and has continued her path of development by acquiring new painting techniques and knowledge at Ulbroka Music and Art School, Riga School of Design and Art, the Iconography Department of the Latvian Christian Academy, as well as studying visual arts pedagogy at the University of Latvia. She has also worked in monumental painting as an interior decorator for several years.
In her daily life, the artist creates a wide variety of paintings, which are exhibited and held in private collections both in Latvia and abroad. Marija also teaches art classes in her art studio “Krāsu deja”, which has been visited by more than 700 people over the past six years.
The exhibition “Avenue of Colours” is available every day from 10:00 to 21:00 on the 3rd floor of AKROPOLE Alfa. Entry is free.