Following his Italian debut at the 121+ bookshop in Milan, Galleria Corraini presents an exhibition of new works by the Latvian artist Peteris Lidaka.
His works often speak of space travel, and now, in his most recent ones, Peteris applies that same philosophy to create abstract space landscapes. He uses timeless codes to take us on a journey through his own private universe - one that is bright and immense, yet fragile and full of nuance.
The Latvian artist uses his works to create a world that crosses the boundaries of imagination: a new reality, a parallel world where space becomes the field of artistic experimentation. A series of large-format watercolours show the richness and simplicity of shapes and colours, expanding the boundaries of abstract painting, while his sculptures, models of impossible flying machines -– half-aircraft, half-strange living organisms – take flight by challenging the law of universal gravitation.
Peteris Lidaka was born in Riga in 1978 and studied at St. Martins College in London. He currently lives in Riga where he works as a freelance illustrator, as well as collaborating on numerous design projects. He has published Airplaneography, Un Sedicesimo 32 for Corraini Edizioni.