Image and Text by Saksens Kalmane
About the Artist
Ruta Saksens Kalmane, a linguist with a deeply personal interest in art and photography, was born in 1987 in Riga, but since 2013 is based in the Netherlands.
Ruta's previous research of the language of visual advertisements for the BA English Linguistics study and the research of text visualisation tools for the MA English linguistics study, both from the University of Latvia, formed the basis of her interests in visual studies. Having followed introductory courses in Graphic Design of Advertisements and in Photography, Ruta followed her dream to develop herself artistically and joined the MA Photography course of the Falmouth University in early 2021.
Ruta's attention in photography focuses on nature subjects, seeking ways to visually represent the elements of the natural world. Ruta’s works have been included in such exhibitions as the art work exhibition of young Latvian artists in the Netherlands organised by the Latvian Embassy in the Netherlands in the Hague (2022), Collective heARTs virtual world art exhibition (2021) and #LANDINGS2021 (2021) sub-exhibitions Human-Nature Bond, Self-server and (In)Visible.
The upcoming solo exhibition is going to take place from April 4 to April 28 in Kulturhus EGW in Epe, the Netherlands.