The exhibition is created as installation, which advances with every visitor. A vector graphic – paths and anchor points that assemble by the influence of the artist’s experienced events – is at the core of the work. Colour usage symbolizes some specific person and stylized hangers point to this person’s framework, while owing water should be accepted as the artist’s daily stroll in the direction of the tram, and so on.
Jānis Dzirnieks is the first OPEN Kim? CALL winner. OPEN Kim? CALL began in June 2016, it is aimed at promoting the development of Latvian contemporary art, its a liated processes, and no less important – its visibility. Kim? facilitates the arrangement of necessary preconditions and support for the successful implementation of an event for an artist(-s) and/or curator(-s) from Latvia whose creative practice spans less than ve years. With OPEN Kim? CALL the organization opens its doors for regular new author – artist, curator, collective etc. – expressions, providing assistance within an opportunity to create a new body of work, curate an exhibition, issue publications, realize performances and others.
Jānis Dzirnieks (born in 1992) is studying in the Bachelor’s program at the Art Academy of Latvia, majoring in Visual Communications. He also studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin for a year. Since 2013, he has been actively participating in the development of illustration projects, drawing illustrations for Popper Publishing publications and exhibitions. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions at the following galleries: Zwitischer Maschine, Berlin, Maloinoji6, Vilnius, La Escocesa, Barcelona, Deutsches Haus New York, galleries 427 and Alma, in Riga, the National Library of Latvia exhibition halls and others. Dzirnieks is part of the artist association 3/8, within which he has had two exhibitions X kg (2016) at the 427 gallery and / (2015) at RIXC media space. In collaboration with Evelīna Deičmane and Kate Krolle, he has also designed scenography for the Dirty Deal Teatro show Mēness dārzā (trans. from Latvian “In the Moon’s Garden”) (2014).