MEET NEW ARTIST: AGNESSAGA

April 14, 2019

Picture from City Like You
 
 
Agnese Tauriņa a.k.a AGNESSAGA is an illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker. After graduating from the Central Saint Martins in 2016 she started to work between Riga and Oxford on editorial, packaging and art projects.
She takes audience to a sensual and magical world. Screen - printing is a signature medium of AGNESSAGA.
  
To that, sprinkle an interest in Indian art and philosophy, a passion to depict the hidden side of things and a research for inner peace.
The theme of her previous works as The Yogini as well as the use of Sanskrit in her later series The Moon, the Sun and so on clearly echo to a sensual, contemplative and almost meditative state of mind.
First exhibited in the Parisian Slow Galerie in October 2018, The Moon, the Sun and so on is a series that emphasises Agnese's oriental inspiration and puts us on a mystical quest for inner peace. AGNESSAGA invites to a primordial and blissful space where bodies merge with their lush surroundings and natural rhythms.
  
Forest Girl, 2018 (64 x 90 cm)
 
 Forest Girl expresses the quietness of its character in a subtle mix of contrasting tones. The colours of the forest grow on the girl, leading us to believe she is impregnated by her element. We here are the contemplating crowd of the openness and gratitude of this voluptuous girl.
 
 
Runner at Night, 2018 (90 x 64 cm)
 
Whereas Forest Girl delivers the sight of one's state of mind, Runner at Night can be seen as a journey into the psyche. A "nocturnal ride through one's thoughts and contemplations" as the artist states. Due to its impetuous behaviour, the horse is often seen as a symbol of freedom. Here, our runner is fleeing away in nature, detached from us, happy in the night.
   
 
Under the Trees, 2018 (90 x 64 cm)
 
The passive posture of the woman in this work easily echoes to contemplation, one of Agnese favourite subject. The artwork embodies a sensual experience filled with aromas, beauty of nature and warmth that covers one's body in comfort.
 
 
The Sun, 2018 (22,5 x 29 cm)
 
The Sanskrit word जीवः (jīvaḥ) that appears on The Sun's silhouette means "life" in Sanskrit. This artwork embody the pleasure of 
The Sanskrit elements were designed in collaboration with Valters Negribs, a doctoral researcher in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford.
 
  
Oranges, 2018 (22,5 x 29 cm)
 
The Sanskrit term रसः (rasaḥ) that appears on the fruit bowl means "juice", "essence" or "taste". The Sanskrit elements were designed in collaboration with Valters Negribs, a doctoral researcher in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford.
 
Silkscreen itself is a meditative process. The artist has to visualise the desired image, layer the colours and let them dry. The patience and care required by the medium here put the stress on its message. 
  




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