Latvian artist-scholar Jānis Murovskis will hold his debut exhibition in Asia — "The Incomprehensible Feeling of Distance” — at Taipei's National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall from Jan. 23 through Feb. 1.
The exhibition will showcase 60 silk-screen prints made by Murovskis, who describes his creative process as: "I like using large sheets of colors, a whole page or sections. The final image is an interaction of the initial thoughts, the distribution of the paints, and randomness.”
He also elaborated on how he did some unusual trial tests and how the experiments and mistakes all left their mark. "The process is quite complicated, involving the use of techniques and philosophical thinking.”
Murovskis was invited by Taiwan's representative office in Latvia to hold his first show in Taipei. The professor, who heads the visual communications department of the Art Academy of Latvia, noted that "printmaking is like walking on the ground where it just snowed and leaving deep footprints on it.”
"It's also like walking through a room full of shoe prints, where dirt and sand are all over the floor,” he added. But above all, making prints is like "layering a sandwich,” concluded the 54-year-old silkscreen print artist.