Andris Eglītis

Andris Eglītis was born in 1981. He has studied fine arts at Latvian Academy of Art, I.E.Repin Saint-Petersburg Institute of Art, Russia, as well as at HISK in Gent, Belgium. He describes himself as a painter, even though he builds impressive huge installations, which he calls sculptures of architecture, explaining that sculptures are three-dimensional statements, while architecture stands for itself. He also collaborates with his wife Katrīna Neiburga, who is a video and media artist, a number of multimedia installations have evolved from this collaboration. His comprehensive work investigates issues around space, civilization and wilderness. In 2013 he won Purvītis prize, the highest award in fine arts in Latvia.