Matiass Jansons

The artists home “Silkes” has an indivisible importance in the development of artistic talent. The familiy continues to work there already in the third generation. Side by side with parents – sculptors Andrejs Jansons & Maija Baltina work by hard sculptures materials (granit) in their home atelier in Cesis. The artist highlights the movement and shape as a main keynote of expression, most often involving abstract woman and fish images. In his works the focus is on formal solution – generalized edges or smooth planes with a decorative effect. Matiass Jansons expresses a harmonious and balanced interplay between the created image and material.



Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1973 in Cesis, Latvia


1993 – 1999  Art Academy of Latvia, Departement of sculpture

1990 – 1993  Art Academy of Art training courses

1991 – Cesis secondary school


Solo exhibitions:

2016 Daugavpils Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia 

2014 Feelings. Alytus, Lithuania

2014 Gallery Mala, Cesis, Latvia

2013 When I Sill Have 39. Cesis Exhibition house, Cesis, Latvia

2012 Gallery Leduspagrabs, Valmiera, Latvia

2012 Sculpture. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2010 Second Level. History and Art Museum, Cesis, Latvia

2006 Dzīvā daba. History and Art Museum, Cesis, Latvia


Group exhibitions:

2016 Snow Sculpture Symposium “Klausberg ice games”. Cadipietra, Italy

2015 Autumn. Latvian Artists Union Gallery, Riga, Latvia


2015 Sculpture Symposium “Žaislas”. Veciunai, Lithuania

2015 Cesis Exhibition House 30 Anniversary Exhibition. Cesis, Latvia

2015 Portrait. Cesis, Latvia

2015 International Sculpture Symposium. Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvi 

2014 Sculpture Exhibition. St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia

2014 Woodcarving Symposium “Geniu kalve”. Alytus, Lithuania

2014 Leading sculptor – workshop The Negative Portrait. Valmiera, Latvia

2013 International Sculpture Symposium "Harmony". Cesis, Latvia

2012 12 artists - 12 sculptures. Splendid Palace, Riga, Latvia

2012 Art Exhibition. Achim, Germany

2012 Leading sculptor workshop. Achim, Germany

2011 An International Sculpture Exhibition. St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvi 

2011 International Sculpture Symposium. Bauska, Latvia

2010 Art Workshop "Sculpture in Anatolia." Ambarseki, Turkey

2010 Sculpture Biennial "Druskas  Metamorphosis". Druskininkai, Lithuania

2010 Art Project "Crossroads Saksalanharju". Haukivuori, Finland

2009 Sculpture Exhibition. Mazeikiai, Lithuania

2009 Tik dēļ jums. Gallery Dūja, Cesis, Latvia

2009 Photo Exhibition "Light." Gallery Laipa, Valmiera, Latvia

2008 Sculpture and Photography. UMC Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 Akts III. Journey of an Icon Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2005 The Exhibition of the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office, Riga, Latvia

2004 Painting and sculpture. Tyreso, Sweden

2003 Vēstījums uz … Gallert Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2003 Small Shapes. Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia

2002 International Art Fair "Art in Vienna”. Vienna, Austria

2002 International Art Exhibition "Lineart". Ghent, Belgium

2001 Only the Sea. ASuna Gallery, Riga, Latvia

1999 Art Action "Kūlas dedzinātāji". Cesis, Latvia

1997 Cesis art. Alytus, Lithuani 

1997 Art and Music Event "neKLIEDZ." Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia


Outdoor Sculptures:

2015 Eyes. Liepa Manor, Latvia

2014 The Big Catch. Alytus, Lithuania

2012 Kalve. Alytus, Liethuania

2012 Valley. Sigulda, Latvi 

2010 Gaismaspils. Cesis, Latvia

2008 The First World War monument restoration of refugees. Cesis, Latvia

2008 Solarium. Valmiera, Latvia

2007 Weser friend. Achim, Germany

2006 Memorial "Fracture." Balvi, Latvia

2005 Plastic Composition "Repressed Cesis City Gymnasium." Cesis, Latvia

2005 The Centuries. Cesis, Latvi 

1991 Memorial Sign to the Victims of Communist Terror. Cesis, Latvia



Author works are in collections in Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Finland, Turkey and Czech Republic.