Elīna Vītola (born 1986) studied painting in Riga, where she currently lives and works.
Painting, the picturesque and the points where they connect with everyday triviality are central issues in the oeuvre of Vītola. Her works are cheerful, curious, funny, visually challenging and play with Painting in the most diverse situations. The artist approaches colours, painting and painted objects in a conceptual way, posing humorous questions about its subject matter, technique and material. So in the exhibition space she presents a series of similar paintings depicting floor lamps, a nostalgic coffee thermos design and a page from a children’s book published in the Soviet era, on the last two of which she has discovered a vague abstract painting.
In her CV, Vītola had chosen to point out that she is interested in art and canned fruits — this phrase could be taken as a key handed to the viewer to unlock her works.
Exhibitions at Kogo
“Common issues in painting and every-day life: crapstraction” by Elīna Vītola at Kogo Gallery
Echo Gone Wrong. 22/10/18
Elīna Vītola (1986) lives and works in Riga, Latvia.
|2018||Art Academy of Latvia, Painting (MA)|
|2015||Art Academy of Latvia, Painting (BA)|
|2006||Janis Rozentals Riga Art High School, qualification Illustrator|
|2018||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life: Content, Careva contemporary, Riga, Latvia|
|2018||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life: Crapstraction, Kogo gallery, Tartu, Estonia|
|2017||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life 3 — Landscape, Kolekcionārs, Riga, Latvia|
|2017||Dunno on the moon, 427 Gallery, Riga, Latvia|
|2013||no/birches/inside/me Vol.2, Kuupmeetri Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2018||Viewing and Reading Room, Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia|
|2018||MA graduation exhibition, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia|
|2017||Children of the New East, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2017||Bikini Zona, Jūrmala City Museum, Jūrmala, Latvia|
|2016||Too Far East is West, Alūksne, Latvia|
|2015||Apzīmētājs, Tobacco factory, Riga, Latvia|
|2013||Elīna+Madara 0123456789, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia|
|2012||Warning, Gallery L, Riga, Latvia|
|2018||Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award, Grand Prix|