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Porcelain Exhibition to Be Opened at “Jūras vārti”
Tuesday, 19. February — Monday, 18. March. Theatre House “Jūras vārti”

On February 19, at 6:00 p.m., exhibition of porcelain original works “Searching for Atlantis” by artist Kristīne Nuķe-Panteļejeva will be opened at the small hall of the Theatre House “Jūras vārti”. 

Opinions differ, and there is no conclusive evidence that Atlantis existed. It is possible that Plato’s described great civilization is his, who dreamed of an ideal society, “self-invention”. And until there are no supporting facts or reliable arguments that verify the existence or non-existence of Atlantis, there will be no end to people’s interest in searching for it. 

Kristīne Nuķe-Panteļejeva’s search for Atlantis is defined by her personal horizon, “My personal horizon is something to strive for, it is always in front of me within my reach, but with every next step taken it moves further away.” The most important sources of inspiration when creating artworks displayed in the exhibition, are ocean creatures, ancient Burano lace and fossils. While reflecting and getting inspired, the artist using creative experiments makes conceptual jewelry and abstract sculptures, combining her knowledge in metalworking, which is transformed in the work with porcelain. In her work she uses options offered by synthesis of technical methods and materials. 

In her latest series of works the artist turns to the research of complicated nature forms by analyzing micro structures occuring in nature. When referring to characters, the artist says, “This single horizon in front of me… I looked into water element and created a world filled with corals, seaweed and stones. And using different ceramic techniques in paper porcelain not rationally, but emotionally, on a sensory level I created works, which in my interpretation turn the studies of underwater world creatures into artworks.” 

Artist Kristīne Nuķe-Panteļejeva graduated from the Environmental Design Department of Riga School of Design and Art (2003), Metal Design Department of Art Academy of Latvia (MA 2009) and Ceramics Department of Art Academy of Latvia (MA 2018), learned metal and jewelryarts during her studies at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Finland. After studies she began work at Riga Technical School of Art and Media as a teacher of silver forging specializing in enamelling. She also practices creative experiments by making conceptual jewelry – these artworks have been exhibited in Latvia, USA, Greece, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Denmark. The artist received silver award in the prestigious International Ceramics Competition “MARTINSONS AWARD” in 2018. 

Free entry. 

The exhibition available until March 18.


Opening hours

08:00-19:00 (1,2,3,4,5);

10:00-16:00 (6)

10:00-16:00 (7)



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