Arthur Berzinsh

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Arthur Berzinsh
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Arthur Berzinsh at the exhibition

Arthur Berzinsh (Latvian: Artūrs Bērziņš) is a Latvian contemporary artist, painter, video artist and musician. He is best known for his neo-symbolist digital art, paintings and cover art for various books and music albums.

Biography[edit]

Arthur Berzinsh was born on April, 20, 1983 in Riga, Latvia. In 2005, he entered the Latvian Academy of Arts,[1] Visual Communication Department,[2] where he obtained a bachelor's degree in 2009 and master's degree in 2012. In 2010, the website Weirdworm.com included him in its Top 10 of World's Weird Art of last 100 years.[3]

In 2011 he became a member[4] of the Latvian Artists' Union.[5]

Since 2001, Berzinsh has participated in more than 50 exhibitions. In 2014, his painting Milk was included in the art collection of Luciano Benetton, "Imago Mundi".[6]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2014 "National Post-romanticism" (Gallery "Bastejs", Alksnaja 7, Riga Latvia).[7]
  • 2012 "Forgotten Dream Shop" (Gertrudes 110, Riga Latvia).[8]
  • 2011 "Biopunk" (Happy Art Museum, Galleria Riga, Riga, Latvia).[9]
  • 2010 "Inside Entrails" (gallery "Pegazs", Riga, Latvia).[10]
  • 2009 "Coca-ine from LV" (gallery "Pegazs", Riga, Latvia).[11]

Illustrator[edit]

Since 1998, Berzinsh illustrated several music CD covers. In 2015, he made the artwork for Hammer of the Witches album by the English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth. Berzinsh created book covers for several authors and Latvian editions of Stephen King,[12][13] Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett,[14] Ursula K. Le Guin,[15] Patrick Rothfuss,[16][17] Gregory David Roberts[18] and other authors.

Reception[edit]

Katrina Teivane-Korpa of Studija wrote: "Berzinsh’ creative work is characterized by a varied range of voluptuous erotica, intensified imagery, dreamlike scenes and decorativeness weighed down by visual metaphors and contrasts teetering on the edge of symbolism, postmodernism with its characteristic plundering of stylistic purity, citations and irony, and highlights the acutely romantic shadings typical of Gothic art."[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LMA". Lma.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "vkn". Vkn.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Top 10 of Weird Art". Weird Worm. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "LMS – Sabiedriskā labuma biedrība Latvijas Mākslinieku savienība". Biedri.lms.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Aktualitātes". Lms.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Imago Mundi". Imagomundiart.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Artūrs Bērziņš. Tautiskais postromantisms :: KulturasDiena.lv". Diena.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "Rīgā atklās provokatīvu mākslas darbu izstādi – DELFI". Delfi.lv. June 4, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "P3LICAN PARTISANS SUBCULTURE: 9.SEPTEMBRĪ: Artūra Bērziņa gleznu izstādes "BIOPANKS" atklāšana @ Galerija RĪGA / Afterparty – DVĒSELES SPOGULIS @ BUBAMARA". P3licanwebzine.blogspot.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Studija". Studija.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "Artūra Bērziņa personālizstāde "Coca-Ine from LV" | Izklaide & Kultūra". Tvnet.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  12. ^ Stīvens Kings. "Zvaigzne ABC – Mirdzums". Zvaigzne.lv. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  13. ^ Stīvens Kings. "Zvaigzne ABC – Kerija". Zvaigzne.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  14. ^ Nīls Geimens, Terijs Prečets. "Zvaigzne ABC – Labas zīmes". Zvaigzne.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  15. ^ Ursula K. Le Guin. "Janis Roze – Tumsas kreisā roka". janisroze.lv. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  16. ^ Patrick Rothfuss. "Janis Roze – Veja vards". janisroze.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  17. ^ Patrick Rothfuss. "Zvaigzne ABC – Vieda vīra bailes". Zvaigzne.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  18. ^ Gregory David Roberts. "Janis Roze – Šāntarāms". janisroze.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  19. ^ "Studija". Studija.lv. Retrieved March 10, 2016.

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