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Art ceramics workshop Danko

Art ceramics workshop Danko Handmade (Pleven, Bulgaria)
The collection of art ceramics in RIOS ART Gallery is made in one of the most famous workshops in the Balkans, which was founded by the hereditary ceramist and artist Daniel Nikolov. He started learning the basics as well as nuts and bolts of the ceramists’ skills when he was a child, spending lots of hours in the studio where his grandmother worked. And then he spent years studying old traditions of the Balkan ceramics, that absorbed aesthetics and ideas about the beauty of the people who inhabited this land -Thracians, Romans, Greeks, Turks, Slavs, Bulgarians. Daniel Nikolov took the best from these traditions. As a result, his ceramics have unusual forms, expressive in decoration, riot of bright colors and extremely functional. It is widely known not only in Bulgaria, but also far beyond its borders. Danko Ceramics can be found in famous foreign boutiques, it is readily used as interior details by eminent designers, it is sold in the US and all over the world by the giant Internet trading AMAZON and the largest portal for the sale of art handicrafts ETSY put Danko Ceramics for sale. The ceramics is presented in Estonia for the first time. This exposition was given to the gallery RIOS by Non - profit association ART DIALOG (Estonia), which aims to expand the international cooperation of art people, presenting the fruits of their artistic creativity to fans of Muses in different countries of the EU.

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Works by Baltic-German artists, from the collection of the Rios Art Gallery

Jelgava History and Art Museum of Ģederts Eliass Akadēmijas iela 10, Jelgava, LV-3001, Latvia

From January 18 to February 25 in Jelgava History and Art Museum of Ģederts Eliass, an exhibition of the work of Baltic-German artists will take place, from the collection of the Rios Art gallery (100 Artworks. Tallinn Estonia).
The popularity of Baltic German art, amongst researchers and collectors, has grown in the last few decades. Baltic German art was the natural foundation for development of Estonian national art. For example A.W. Pezold’s and O. Hoffmann’s paintings, respectively influenced J Köler’s and P Raud’s decision to embark on their study of art. Furthermore various Baltic German artists acted as mentors for young Estonian artists. Finally there is also a deeper cultural link between Baltic German and Estonian art, stemming from a shared homeland, nature, history and traditions.
The museum building, known by its historical name Academia Petrina, was built in 1775 on the initiative of the last duke of Courland and Zemgale - Peter Biron. It became the first university of Latvia.
The Museum display tells about important historical events of Jelgava and its region from ancient times to the present day. The main value of the Museum is the art collection of the famous Latvian painting old master Ģederts Eliass (1887-1975).



Anatoli Strakhov (born 1946)

From 1963 to 1967 he studied in the art school of Tshinvali, from 1971 to 1976 – in the Art Institute of the Estonian SSR. Lives and works in Tallinn. Member of the Union of Artists of Estonia and the Association of Russian Artists in Estonia. Since 1975 he takes part in republican and international exhibitions. His one-man-shows have taken place in local galleries as well as abroad. His works are in the private collections of the U.S.A., Finland, Italy,France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Russia, Estonia etc. "The works of Anatoli Strakhov, rendering masterly the effect of different materials and surfaces, balance on the strange verge of conservatism and experiment, materiality and irreality and the quivering glow of his textures and meanings can never be definitively unriddled. " He has shown his works in more than 30 group and personal exhibitions.

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1988 – Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design named after M.Boychuk,
artist, designer;
1994 – National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Ukraine
(teachers: academics V.Zabashta, N.Storozhenko), mural painter;
1998 – Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.
Numerous diplomas and certificates for the participation in international and national exhibitions, festivals and promotions.
Dmytro Dobrovolsky participated in numerous Ukrainian and international exhibitions, he successfully stages solo exhibitions in the UK and Estonia (Leighton House Museum, Ice House Gallery, Nexus Gallery, Rios Art Gallery, US ART Gallery).His paintings are in private and museum collections in Ukraine, UK, Germany, the USA, Holland, Estonia, Finland, France, Canada, Russia…
The established artist based in Tallinn. Dmytro Dobrovolsky visits Britain annually over the past 20 years. Dmytro painted places in Cambridge, Edinburgh and the Cotswolds, but it is London that has always been the main focus in his series of British paintings. The canals of Little Venice, leafy squares in Kensington, and green London gardens glow in his modern impressionist paintings, which he calls "mosaics in oil". Dmytro has a very special connection
with the Holland Park area, as he had two important exhibitions at the Leighton House Museum. His beautiful painting "Summer in Holland Park" was sold at the Princess Trust Charity Auction, organized by Prince Charles.

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