DIY Advent calendar! :) 2013.
Meeeoooooow! The cat-themed Kuš! comics magazine is Out! Get it HERE! 2013.
The title is a paraphrase of "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi" a Latin phrase, literally "What is legitimate for Jove (Jupiter), is not legitimate for the ox." This comic was done for comic competition organised by kuš! comics publishing house together with the Royal Embassy of Belgium and the BELUX Latvian business chamber with the theme "Brussels sprouts".
THE HORSE. illustrated book. ISBN: 978-9984-820-73-6
Poem by Inese Zandere. Liels un Mazs. 2013.
#24 in the BICKIE-BUCK series – a compilation of Latvian children’s poems. Each poem is printed in a separate little book.
Buy seperately: HERE And whole series: HERE
LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH LITTLE MULA. illustrated book. Inga Beitiņa, Kristīne Morozova, Baiba Grīnberga. Authors collective Droši un Koši. 2013.
+ some puppet prototypes.
Improvised live drawing accompanying drum performance @ Totaldobze art center. 2013.
URSUS just won Ozu Animation Maneki Neko for best film! Sweet!
On Saturday 17th November at Sõprus cinema took place the closing ceremony of the 14th animation film festival Animated Dreams in lovely Tallinn, Estonia. Competition was very intense so the jury decided to give out three special mentions instead of two. URSUS got one of them!
207 candidates from 67 countries are nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2013.
I am unspeakably happy and excited to be one of them! The nominees were revealed at the international Frankfurt Book Fair on October 11, 2012.
Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the oldest and largest animation festival in the Nordic region, with roots back to 1994 and Animerte Dager in Oslo. Saturday Noveber 10th, the prize ceremony at Verdensspeilet in Fredrikstad presented the winners of the Nordic-Baltic competition for 2012, with Norwegian, Estonian, Latvian and Danish film topping the lists. URSUS received Golden Gunnar award for Best short film!
This year’s Hiroshima International Animation Festival received more than 2,000 entries, the largest ever in its history. Of those, 66 films were nominated for the competition.
Of those 66 URSUS recieved Special International Jury Prize and was commented by jury: "An extraordinary first film in which the human spirit is warmly expressed by a motorcycling bear."
We are so happy! Thank you!
"Bystander" (Patience) Illustration for Latvian illustrators magazine POPPER #2. 2012.
The World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb is traditionally the second oldest festival in Europe. Built on the tradition of the Zagreb School of Animation, Animafest, the festival oriented towards auteur film, has made a reputation of being one of the most significant events in the domain of animated film.
URSUS had the honor to recieve Zlatko Grgić Award For Best First Film! We are celebrating!
URSUS. Trailer 2. 2011. Go to http://vimeo.com/58241892 to watch whole film!
Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS. Animated illustration Ad. © 2012.
Location and character sketches for animation film project. 2012.
Character sketch for claymation project. 2012.
Illustrations from upcoming book by Maris Rungulis & Liels un Mazs. 2012.
Characters from upcoming childrens book by Maris Rungulis. 2012.
Character sketches for upcoming animation film by Edmunds Jansons & AtomArt. 2012.
Portrait of a man in a black coat. 2012.
While we're young. Animated illustration. Music © April March. 2012.
Tove Jansson's Moomin meets his Black Metal logo. 2012.
A quickly drawn evening, trying to accompany Gaujarts song "Mīlulīt". 2011.
Black and White charcoal on paper animation short "Ursus" 10 minutes.
Crew: Jēkabs Nīmanis, Maksims Šenteļevs, Ģirts Bišs, Mārtiņš Dūmiņš, Indra Kadaka,
Elīna Zunde, Jānis Nīgals, Dāvis Sīmanis, Dāvis Rudzāts, Edmunds Jansons, Sabīne Andersone.
More info & links to trailer & IMDB: http://www.atomart.lv/ursus/
How Shammies Teeter-tottered. First web-episode. 2011.
SHAMMIES is animated cross media project about four small curious beings - Sockie, Hankie, Mitten and Pillow - who live in a colourful textile house.
This is the first web episode "How Shammies teeter-tottered".
Office Art. Exhibition. Office Gallery of Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. Co-Curator - Jānis Joņevs. Riga. Latvia. 2010 - 2011.
Art created at work and during working hours by professional artists as well as professional office workers. Creative expression by using only office materials only at office space is displayed as a fact of art and demonstrates the basic functions of art, often forgotten in contemporary culture – to provide refuge and fun.
The Last Match project. Travelling Exhibition. 2009-2011
more info: http://thelastmatch.wordpress.com/