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There Is No Harm In Any Blessing

There Is No Harm In Any Blessing

Digital drawing 5+2 AP
57 × 38 cm
2020
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Introduction

The title of the digital drawing “There’s No Harm In Any Blessing” as well as the idea for the art piece originates from the personal experience the artist had with her mother in an Orthodox church. Although none of them are particularly religious, her loving mother brought her to see the travelling wonder-working icon Theotokos of Tikhvin. When Līga Spunde asked her mother what are they doing, she answered: “Believe me, there’s no harm in any blessings.” This work is a reflection on relationships, sense of security, overprotection, and faith in the supernatural as a defence strategy.

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About the artist

Līga Spunde (b. 1990) is a visual artist based in Riga, Latvia. She presents her works as multimedia installations, intertwining personal stories with deliberate fiction. The interpretations and use of recognisable characters serve as an extension of her personal experiences, tapping into universal truths. The work’s content determines the conception’s physical form leading the artist to use various media and materials in her installations.

She completed her postgraduate studies in the Department of Visual Communication at the Art Academy of Latvia in 2016, her graduation project, The Hike, was named one of the three best projects by graduates of European art academies.

Spunde has participated in various exhibitions and art projects in Latvia and internationally. The most recent have been The Real Show (2022, CAC Brétigny, Paris), My Bitter Sweet Frankenstein Body (2022, Titanik, Turku), Screen Age III: Still Life (2022, Riga Photography Biennial, RMT, Riga), Cybervikings of Mars (2021, 427 Gallery, Riga), The Bambi Project (2021, Kogo Gallery, Tartu), Being Safe Is Scary, Survival Kit 11 (2020, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga), When Hell Is Full, the Dead Will Walk the Earth (2019, Kim? Contemporary art centre, Riga), Melos (2019, Creative Art Space, Arsenāls, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga).

Interviews with Līga Spunde:
A Strange Reality in Fictionalised Voices. A conversation with Liga Spunde. Echo Gone Wrong, 11.2.2021
Artist Interview with Līga Spunde in De:Formal, 5.4.2020
Artist Interview with Līga Spunde in Swarm Mag, 2.5.2021

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More works by this artist

Wood, polyurethane rubber, 60 × 117 × 85 cm, 2021
4628 €
Wood, bulletproof glass, 27 × 27 × 15 cm, 2021
2340 €
Digital drawing 5+2 AP, 57 × 38 cm, 2020
Digital drawing, 10 + 2 AP, 27 × 27 cm, 2020

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