"Exhibition of falling in love" by Luiza Rukšane

Ģertrūdes iela 62A, Riga


The creation of Luiza Rukšane's exhibition "Exhibition of falling in love" was marked by the author's observations about living in parallel realities - inventing signs where there are none at all. Along the steep bank, logs the size of telephone poles, twisted branches and gnarled stumps serve as inspiration for riddles without correct answers. In a series of ten drawings, the landscape is like a key that takes the viewer to the starting point of the puzzle - the Seaside.


Riddles arise because we do not see things as they are, but as we ourselves are. It is tragic and comical at the same time, but everything becomes clear when, for example, we stop loving someone. Or love something. A new, clearer belief is formed. Louise's drawings are very serious and sometimes gloomy, however, looking back at the work as a whole, they are also permeated with genuine interest and careful fragility.


The author created a series of realistic and loving drawings with a graphite pencil. Drawing won its place alongside "serious" art techniques in the Romantic era, when the main focus was on people's inner world, desires and mood swings. The chosen technique allows the author to visually translate everyday realities in a characteristically sensitive manner, paying attention to the smallest details.


Luīze Rukšāne (1995) is a young artist who in 2021 received a bachelor's degree in humanities from the Art Academy of Latvia, audiovisual and media arts in the Riga Technical University at the Faculty of Architecture and supplemented her knowledge at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, as well as at the beekeeping courses of the Latvian University of Agriculture. In 2015, she graduated from Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High School, majoring in painting. Creates and participates in exhibitions since 2017. Works in various visual art media, organizes exhibitions of his contemporaries. Currently, he is working on two more personal exhibitions, which are planned to be opened in September and November 2022. In her creative practice, Louise expresses her love for the human. The drawing technique reflects the themes of growing up, growth and memories.

Working on 25.08 (RLT) 18-22​

Ģertrūdes iela 62A