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Elīna Vītola

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.

CV

Elīna Vītola (1986) lives and works in Riga, Latvia.

Education

2018 Art Academy of Latvia, Painting (MA)
2015 Art Academy of Latvia, Painting (BA)
2006 Janis Rozentals Riga Art High School, qualification Illustrator

Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions

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

Prizes

2018 Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award, Grand Prix
Works
Installation, cm, 2019
11800 €