Juris Utans

May 6 – June 4, 2016

In his works Juris Utāns philosophizes about the fundamental values of life using his essentially distinctive techniques. He has always been interested in the socially topical; he plays out situations using symbols, and creates ironic and absurd scenes withdrawn from the everyday life.
It may seem as if nothing is sacred for Juris Utāns - he is able to laugh at everything, thickening the colors, but the artist does so intentionally, to make the viewer think.
Works are absurd, filled with rush, infatuations, and their unstoppable race, creating peculiar and symbolic half human-half animal images.