The UPB art collection is a collection of contemporary art, little more than a decade old, going back to late 2002, when regular exhibitions commenced at the UPB offices in Liepaja and when the first works were purchased. UPB Chairman of the Board Uldis Pīlēns reminds us in the introduction to the catalogue: "We are not collectors of the classic kind. This means that we are not putting together our collection on the basis of very precise, consciously developed principles, but the emotional component is very important in forming this collection".
Collection at its core is a balance between two contrasting figures: the accomplished master Evards Grūbe (1935), inspired by impulses of light and speaking with conviction of the omnipotent language of colour, of its capacity to convey the vividly expressive, as well as the sublime and the hallowed, against this we have the Fish created by Edgars Vērpe (1958), their mystery of peace and silence conjured up in closely similar tones, using a monochromatic, textured language of colour, despite which they are immensely diverse. The range of possibilities offered by the palette are tested by figuralists and by artists pursuing abstract themes. There are exposed 80 masterworks in the exhibition created by 30 different artists. Many of the authors were present in the opening of the art
The exhibition features approximately 80 works created by more than 30 artists. Many of the authors came to the opening of the exhibition in Museum of Liepaja.
Every day UPB collection is housed in the various holding companies - both in Latvia and abroad.
The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of Liepaja from January 18 to February 24.