Foxi Von Riga, an international artist based in Belgium, will present a new series of paintings, called “Forbidden Fruit”, during a solo exhibition at a Brussels gallery Espace Lorraine from September 26 until October 30, 2013.
Online PR News – 09-September-2013 – Brussels, Belgium – Foxi Von Riga, an international artist based in Belgium, will present a new series of paintings, called “Forbidden Fruit,” during a solo exhibition at a Brussels, Belgium gallery Espace Lorraine from September 26 until October 30, 2013.
In this series, Foxi Von Riga alludes allegorically to the many ways in which we have cut ourselves off from experiencing life in all its many different flavors.
Starting from the archetype of the forbidden apple, Foxi goes on to explore other flavors - represented by orange, lemon, lime, pear, banana and fig - that we have, consciously or unconsciously, but in any case irrationally, forbidden ourselves to explore and embrace.
The lemon or lime alone, for example, may be sour, but when they take their allotted place in the palette of flavors of which they are a part, they contribute to ecstasy.
“Our inner judge doesn't only clothe sweetness in shame, but makes us mistrustful of every flavor which makes us feel alive. The Forbidden Fruit series expresses the absurdity of our internalized prohibitions on living life passionately and desiring all that desires us,” says Foxi Von Riga.
Andre Maquestiau, owner of Espace Lorraine gallery in Brussels, says, “Foxi’s art comes directly from her soul, and those who appreciate her art can see and feel this immediately in her paintings. Her talent is captivating -- besides the rich and exuberant palette that she uses to ‘weave’ her paintings into intricate stories, there’s also a profound spiritual dimension to her work. Each time you open your eyes to it, they take you on a journey, leading you into a magical space that can open to you the secret corners of your soul.”
About Foxi Von Riga
Foxi Von Riga is an international artist living in Brussels, Belgium. She taps into the flow of life to create her art, which is sensual and exuberant.
Foxi’s creative soul is nurtured by a myriad of beautiful things: the waves of the Baltic Sea and the murmurs of the pine tree forests of Latvia, the beautiful country where she was born; glamorous fashion and contemporary design, street art, cosmopolitan cities and human emotions.
Foxi is a force of nature. Her bold personality, wild spirit and love of life finds its expression in her luxurious paintings, which are full of explosive colors and positive vibes.
About gallery Espace Lorraine
Espace Lorraine gallery is located in a beautiful part of Brussels, Uccle, which is home to many art collectors and art lovers. Its owner Andre Maquestiau, previously a film-maker and now a photographer and surrealist artist, has combined his creativity and love of art in his project Espace Lorraine, where he curates exhibitions of Belgian and international artists.