Exhibition of International Symposium Mark Rothko 2016

previous 29. September 2016

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition of

25th of September 16:00 pm at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Latvia

Beatrice Gelmetti (Italy);
Dace Abricka (Latvia);
Deanna Sirlin (USA);
Erdmute Blach (Germany);
Erin Lawlor (UK);
José Heerkens (Netherlands);
Martine Lafon (France);
Nimet Keser (Turkey);
Susanne Lyner (Switzerland)Dear friends of art,

The exhibition takes place from 25.9. – 6.11.2016 at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center

During the Rothko symposium, Deann Sirlin from the United States continues her individual style of painting and American way of narrative. An attitude of a French artist Martine Lafon towards Rothko and the red colour is expressed in a concise and clear way. Although colour is essential for a Swiss artist Susanna Lyner, this time influenced by the atmosphere of Daugavpils, she is reserved in regard to colour and minimalistic in regard to form. A minimalistically and compositionally structured approach to her artistic language is continued by a Dutch artist José Heerkens. Turkish artist Nimet Keser pleasantly allures with her refined landscapes. The new Italian artist Beatrice Gelmetti is promising in her ideas and their fulfilment, while German artist Erdmute Blach is confident in herself and free in her flow of paints. Calligraphic accuracy perfected in smooth lines is a signature of a British artist Erin Lawlor. While works by Dace Abricka – an artist from Daugavpils – give composure and Latvian worldview to the teamwork of the artist-ladies.

With their works, all participants of the symposium pay respect and admiration to our outstanding compatriot Mark Rothko, both by giving their works to Daugavpils and devoting them to the 113th birthday of the genius…

Māris Čačka

Deputy Director, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center

more information:
video Mark Rothko Symposium
Mark Rothko Centre Exhibitions