Māris Čačka

Māris Čačka uses the abstract dimension of visual art to record his dialogues with friends, acquaintances and strangers alike. These conversations have been brewing for some time and

are now the artist’s principal narrative. Māris Čačka’s paintings have an unusual semblance to text – the Structure of colour fields and the graphic rhythm are uncannily reminiscent of assorted words and letters in a book. It is an ostensibly plain, harmonious and beautifully arranged world, which conveys unrest, insight and passion much like words convey meaning once their sense has been grasped. Māris Čačka has created a unique, hybridized technique of abstract expression, which integrates pictorial and graphic methods. They line up as symbols whose meaning is to be sought in between subjective zeal in a pure world of the artist and society’s cultural conventions. For all that, the works are not outspoken. Māris Čačka paints his “definite and indefinite dialogues”, clearly knowing that signs are independent of their meanings. A signifier is not its signified, although it has been assumed that the former can represent the latter. Māris Čačka plays this cultural game of hide and seek with great skill and finesse, using unassuming gestures and allowing the audiences to establish the boundaries of their curiosity.


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