ANDRIS ZACESTS

Born in 1950. Professional training Janis Rozentals Art School of Riga (1962 1969), Latvian Academy of Arts, Painting Department (1969 1975) graduated from prof. I. Zarins Master Studio. Enhanced his skills at the St. Petersburg Art Academy and Vilnius Art Institute.
Has been contributing to exhibitions since 1974. Member of Association "B 13" since 1993.
Has had four solo shows in Latvia and participated in group exhibi- tions in Riga, Moscow, Germany.
His works are to be found in the collections of the State Art Museum and Latvian Artists' Union as well as in private collections in Latvia and abroad.
Currently teaching at the Latvian Art Academy.

"I am enthralled by the classical values of painting, meta- physical nature of things and their symbolic significance. In my work I am trying to combine that with the paradoxical thinking of contemporary art."


  Getting Across. 1992. Oil on cardboard. 125 x 170

  Still Life. 1993. Oil on canvas. 80 x 100

  Still Life. 1993. Oil on canvas. 80 x 60

  Self Portrait. 1994. Oil on canvas. 45 x 35

  Still life. 1993. Oil on canvas. 60 x 80

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