Janis Dzirnieks

installatie - sculptuur - objecten - collage - digitale technologie

My art practice involves material and processual research, which results in sculptures, installations and wall based objects. They often involve found images and ready-mades, that already carry meanings and associations from their use in the real world. Through manipulation and deformation of them, I create visual metaphors which activate my view on present-day society. We are immersed between synthetic and organic environments, heavily technologized processes, planned obsolescence and exploitation of vulnerabilities of the human psyche. I manipulate images in collaboration with pre-existing algorithms, which can be updated at any time. I use synthetic polymers allowing them to interfere with gravity, and I use light in the objects to attract attention. Collaboration with algorithms results in pixel porridge, among which some figurative elements stay grotesquely recognizable. Found lamps experience their second life with added elements and in resin encapsulated light bulbs. I'm interested in controlled flows and frozen gesture.


Low Viscosity

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 07-12-2021 t/m 14-12-2021
  • Locatie: Vijverhofstraat 25b, Rotterdam
  • It was a self-organised exhibition which was an outcome of several month experimentation with materials.

MABOCA

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Tiled River

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 30-10-2020 t/m 19-12-2020
  • Locatie: Gallery 427, Riga
  • Tiled River is a series of paintings that can be described as witty paraphrases of the contemporary conditions of image culture and the state of the “hyperimage” that we live in.
  • https://janisdzirnieks.com/Flat-Tire-2020

Flat Tire

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 14-07-2020 t/m 18-07-2020
  • Locatie: Robert Fruinstraat 56 , Rotterdam
  • Flat Tire was a self-organized exhibition in the basement of the former Rotterdam City archives building. There were presented pieces from Promoted Stories and Attractors series, together with interventions in the space. Overall the show happened in three separate rooms.
  • https://janisdzirnieks.com/Flat-Tire-2020

Black Market

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 11-12-2019 t/m 12-01-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Uģis Albiņš, Aksels Bruks, Anna Ceipe, Krista & Reinis Dzudzilo, F5, Margrieta Griestiņa , Indriķis Ģelzis, Atis Jakobsons, Raids Kalniņš , Jānis Krauklis, Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Līga Marcinkeviča, Inga Meldere, Darja Melnikova, Dzelde Mierkalne, Liene Pavlovska , Ojārs Pētersons, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Līva Rutmane, Krišs Salmanis, Līga Spunde, Viktor Timofeev, Marta Trektere, VARA, Evita Vasiljeva, Elīna Vītola, Armands Zelčs, Amanda Ziemele
  • Locatie: kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga
  • It was a group exhibition curated by Kaspars Groševs.
  • https://kim.lv/en/black-market/

The Burrow

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Sharp Horizon

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Waiting For The Next Minute

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Erkenningen

    Collectie
  • VV foundation

  • 2019, Riga, Latvia
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