MURNIEKS

MURNIEKS

Mikelis Murnieks (1995)
Graduated the 'Motion. Image. Sound' department (BA) of the Audio-Visual Media Art Faculty at the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga. His diploma work "The Art of Gambling" received wide acclaim and was much publicized in the Latvian media for its sharp critic about the morally corrupt funding of the domestic art scene. from the Faculty of Audiovisual Media Arts at the Latvian Academy of Arts in Riga. His final assignment "The Art of Play" received wide acclaim and was widely publicized in the Latvian media for his sharp criticism of the morally corrupt funding of the national art scene.
Since 2016 Mikelis has participated in several group exhibitions and revealed his solo exhibition 'Contemporary Vandalism' in the LOOK Gallery in Riga last year. The up-and-coming Latvian artist makes distinct references to the ready-made style with objects and installations meticulously crafted from everyday objects and shapes. His focus is social commentary delivered in an ironic and analytical thought-provoking manner. The emerging Latvian artist makes distinct references to the ready-made style with meticulously crafted objects and installations made from everyday objects and shapes. It focuses on social commentary delivered in an ironic and analytical manner.
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